Ankle Fracture - Causes

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Published: October 06

I play rugby as a hobby on Saturdays. While playing, my team got a penalty when I screamed for the ball. With only meters to go before scoring I was tackled by two players from the other team, and all I remember is hearing a loud snap. Everyone must have heard this and all players from both teams stopped. As I put my foot on the floor the pain kicked in, I remember looking at it quickly and seeing my foot at a 90 degree angle and I passed out. Anyway I was in hospital for 4 days before I had an operation. The ankle fracture happened in the last weekend of August and I was unable to work for at least 6 months..

Published: September 01

Descending among large boulders on a mountainside, I made two mistakes. One, I started talking to an approaching fellow hiker while walking, lost focus, footing, fell, and fractured ankle. Bigger mistake was I hiked alone. I crawled and limped 1.5 hours back up the mountain to my car. Never hike alone!.