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Portland Trail Blazers Meyers Leonard Out With Ankle Injury

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Meyers Leonard, center for the Portland Trail Blazers, injured his right ankle during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s (December 29) game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

The ankle sprain occurred when Leonard leapt for a rebound and landed awkwardly.

Apparently, x-rays on the ankle were negative and Leonard is scheduled to see a foot and ankle doctor for a long-term prognosis on the ankle today (Wednesday, January 2).

Ankle sprains are common sports injury. It is very important to get a proper diagnosis. You may have suffered a more severe injury along with sprain, such as an ankle fracture, which will need to be addressed by a doctor.

Rehabilitation for ankle sprains is vital. You should give the ankle plenty of time to heal before returning to activity.

Treatment for an ankle sprain is also very important. Ankle sprains that are not treated correctly or are left untreated can lead to chronic ankle instability, a painful condition marked by a persistent discomfort and constant “giving way” of the ankle.

If you suffer an ankle sprain, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible and until you can get to a doctor, follow the “R.I.C.E.” method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation.)

The “R.I.C.E.” method will help to reduce swelling, pain, and further injury.

If you are suffering from an ankle sprain or another sports injury and would like to set up an appointment with our office, you can contact us at 615-220-8788 or at our toll-free number 888-713-0906. You can also request an appointment online.

Category: Ankle Problems

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