When I saw that a text came in 3 minutes before practice was scheduled to end, I knew Maggie had fallen. Practice never ends on time, and it certainly doesn’t end early.
Maggie twisted her ankle during a drill, and she couldn’t walk on it. I’ve decided that Maggi’s not walking on it is an improvement. Previously, she’s tried to “walk it off” when she got hurt and was in serious pain. She finished a basketball game with a broken thumb.
More good news is that nothing is broken, nor is anything seriously injured. She’ll be in an AirCast that comes up to her knee.
She inflamed/irritated both her growth plate and her Achilles’ tendon.
The doctor was great. After a discussion about whether the future of girls lacrosse has helmets, he gave Maggie a specific series of goals to hit so that she can get back in the game. Without pain, she must walk, then jog, then run, then drills, then practice, then game. If she has pain in any one of those steps, she cannot go on to the next step.
Also, thanks to this doc, I now finally understand what a growth plate is*.
The boot, is, apparently, heavy. Maggie is not much of a fan.
She will wear it for a week to 10 days.
Then, we work on the series of steps.
She cannot play in her game this weekend.
But, she can still attend practices with some modifications. As long as she is careful and doesn’t do more than she should, she can still work on her skills while she is healing.
The good news: So far this year, I’ve had one whole month without a trip to the orthopedist. In 3.5 weeks, we’ll get a chance to double that.
*Calcium deposits at the end of bones that will grow into bones. Its how bones get longer!Share on Facebook
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