Bryan Oviedo’s season is most likely over after the Costa Rican defender/winger suffered an apparent broken ankle during the first half of Everton’s FA Cup fourth round match against Stevenage. Reports indicated that Oviedo was taken to a hospital.
The injury was sustained after Oviedo’s studs got stuck in the turf while making a sliding tackle. His teammates responded immediately to Oviedo’s fall, waving for help; everyone seemed to be in shock as he was treated for the injury.
According to SB Nation, one crucial factor for the injury was the rain which caused the soil to be saturated and loosen the ground. Oviedo was looking forward to partake in the summer World Cup for Costa Rican, until this recent blow.
Broken ankles are a common injury. If you injured your ankle, seek out podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can treat your ankle injuries as well as any other foot and ankle condition.
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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