NFL Outside Linebacker Suffers From Broken Ankle

Quinton CoplesAlthough the New York Jets have a great victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars recently that is worth celebrating, they might not be so happy with having a player injured. Quinton Coples, outside linebacker for the team endured a broken ankle during the preseason game against the Jaguars.

 According to ESPN New York, the injury is a minor fracture and is not something that requires extensive surgery. The incident happened when Coples rushed Jacksonville quarterback Chad Henne causing a fumble during the second quarter of the game. This injury might cause a small setback for the Jets who were relying on Coples to be a prominent player in reviving the team from previous season losses.

A broken ankle can be a tough injury to endure and can cause one a great deal of pain. If you have broken your ankle, you should seek the help of a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can assess your injury and provide you with the best care for your feet.

Broken Ankles

A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area. The tibia is the bone of the lower leg that is known to be the weight-bearing bone and is also more commonly called the shin. The fibula is the bone that is found on the outside of the leg and is smaller than the tibia. These bones are both attached at the bottom of the leg and combine to form what we know to be our ankle.

When a physician is referring to a break of the ankle, he or she is usually referring to a break in the area where the tibia and fibula are joined to create our ankle joint. Ankle fractures are very common since they occur in an area that suffers a lot of weight bearing and stress; therefore this area is more prone to suffering from fractures. There some obvious signs when a person experiences a fractured ankle and the following symptoms may be present.

Symptoms of a Fractured Ankle

- Excessive pain when the area is touched or when any pressure is placed on the ankle.
- Swelling around the area.
- Colorful bruising of the area.
- Area appears to be deformed.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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