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Orthopedic surgeon explains severity of Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox’s ankle injury

The Sacramento Bee reports on the grade-3 ankle sprain injury of Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox. 

The Sacramento Bee spoke to Mark C. Drakos, MD, foot and ankle surgeon at HSS, who did not treat Fox, but commented on the recovery for this type of injury. “Grade 1 is a partial tear of one or both ligaments. Grade 2 is a complete tear of one and a partial tear of the other. A grade-3 sprain is the worst of the sprains. That means there was a tear of two of the ligaments on the outside of the ankle, so it’s a significant injury in terms of contributing to the overall stability of the ankle,” explained Dr. Drakos. According to Dr. Drakos, a grade-3 sprain typically requires four 4-6 weeks of recovery, but some can take longer to heal.

If team doctors determine Fox requires surgery following a reevaluation in 3-4 weeks, he would miss the rest of the season, but fewer than a dozen players are known to have required surgical procedures to repair ankle sprains, cited Dr. Drakos.

Read the article at Sacbee.com.