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Lower leg breaks

Published: Tuesday 20 March 2007, 22.30CET
The lowdown on potentially career-threatening leg fractures.
Published: Tuesday 20 March 2007, 22.30CET

Lower leg breaks

The lowdown on potentially career-threatening leg fractures.

It needs just one fateful collision to break a bone and in an instant a players' career can hang in the balance. Most fractures, which are pretty uncommon, are less serious though, and depending on which bone it is and the extent of the injury, a player can recover within a month. The tibia and fibula bones in the lower leg are perhaps most commonly broken, typically from a direct blow. Repetitive forces from running can cause stress fractures.

Last updated: 28/09/14 2.23CET

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