Team Finland and Mikko Koivu have a difficult decision to make in regards to whether or not the Wild captain will be able to participate in the upcoming Sochi Olympics. Koivu had surgery to repair an ankle fracture on Jan. 6, and his recovery is still ongoing.
"As far as we go, if he's medically cleared and if there's no risk of injuring it further, then I think it's great. I would want him to go," said Mike Yeo, Koivu’s coach. However, Yeo admits it’s highly unlikely that he’ll be well enough to play any more NHL games before the break begins. Koivu’s last opportunity will be in a game against Nashville at Xcel Energy Center.
Broken ankles are very painful and usually require a lot of rehabilitation. If you have or are recovering from an ankle injury, consider seeing a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynn will fully examine your injury and provide cutting-edge treatment.
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.
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