Goalkeeper Sidelined Due to Stress Fracture
Goalkeeper Ben Foster will sidelined for at least 12 weeks as a result of suffering a stress fracture in his right foot. Foster limped off the field during Saturday’s draw at Everton, and will be having surgery after scans indicated the damage done to his foot.
Unfortunately, Foster will be missing the next two months’ games against Ukraine, Moldova, Poland and Montenegro, including World Cup qualifying games. “There’s no hiding the fact this is disappointing news as Ben is a key player for us. He was excellent on Saturday before his injury forced him off.” head coach Steve Clarke had said to the team’s official website.
Dealing with a broken foot can be a painful ordeal. However, an injury like this can be managed and taken care of by a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can examine your broken foot, determine the severity of your injury, and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options.
Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot ‘breaking’, or fracturing. Bones typically break when the bone is bended, crushed, or stretched beyond its natural capabilities. Usually the location of the fracture indicates how the break occurred, whether it was through an object, fall, or any other type of injury.
Common Symptoms of Broken Feet:
· Blue (foot)
Those who are experiencing any of these symptoms, or suspect that they have a broken foot, should seek medical attention in a center where x-rays can be performed. This is especially urgent if any of the symptoms include numbness, blue coloring, cold feet, cuts, misshapen toes or deformities as these indicate more severe cases.
Treatment for broken bones varies depending on the cause, severity and location. Some will require the use of splints, casts or crutches while others could even involve surgery to repair the broken bones. Personal care includes the use of ice and keeping the foot stabilized and elevated. Trying to keep the foot rested is important as the bones need plenty of time to heal and recover.
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