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Teenage Athlete Sustains Broken Ankle on the Court

Timberline High School senior donaven dorseyDonaven Dorsey fractured his left ankle during his team’s game against Lincoln. Because the severity of the injury is unknown, whether or not Dorsey will be able to return this season is still unclear.  Dorsey fractured his ankle when a player from the opposing team stepped on it, forcing it to roll in the opposite direction. Dorsey currently wears an air-cast and has not returned to the court.  

“It was one of those weird, little tweaks,” coach Allen Thomas said. “I could tell how he was yelling that it wasn’t a good sign.” “We’re still optimistic he’s going to be back by the playoffs if he doesn’t need surgery,” Thomas said. “Right now, it’s a chip in his ankle. If that’s the case, then it depends on how bad it is."."

Broken ankles are a common injury. If you injured your ankle, seek out podiatrist Dr. Nicholas Crismali of Crismali Foot & Ankle. Dr. Crismali can treat your ankle injuries as well as any other foot and ankle condition.

Broken Ankles

The ankle consists of three bones- the tibia, the fibula, and the talus. The tibia and the fibula are the two bones that connect to your knees. They sit directly above the talus bone, which is protected by a fibrous membrane and allows slight movement in the ankle joint. A break usually occurs in one of these bones after the foot is twisted too far, a strong impact like jumping from a great height, or repeated stresses like running.


If you suffer an ankle injury, it is essential that you receive a correct diagnosis. One of the first signs that the ankle is broken is an inability to put any weight on it. There will often be severe bruising and swelling at the sight of the injury. Your doctor may also order an x-ray be taken to determine the exact location and extent of the injury.


Without proper care, a broken ankle may not heal properly and could cause arthritis and instability later in life. Therefore, seeking proper treatment is essential to making a full recovery.

There a number of steps you can take to accelerate the healing process however. Elevating your feet above your head and icing the ankle can reduce pain and swelling. Your doctor may decide that surgery is the best option, meaning you will likely be in a cast for at least three months.

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If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Hesperia, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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