Doc is not surprised that Darren McFadden got hurt. That’s right up there with the sun rising in the east, the Cubs being a crummy baseball team and the SEC thinking its the best college football conference since the dawn of mankind. It’s predictable and quite dull.
Since McFadden is quickly becoming a charter member of the frequent injury punch card club, let’s grab his file and see who else is joining him in the clinic this week.
Week 9 saw the most-dreaded three word phrase in injuries rear its ugly head: high ankle sprain. That injury felled Pittsburgh WR Antonio Brown and Oakland RB Darren McFadden and is one of the most frustrating injuries in all of sports.
The injury itself is to largest ligaments right above the ankle which makes it tougher to heal because of the size of the ligament themselves and location. This comes from an outward twisting of the foot as opposed to the more traditional ankle sprain that occurs when the foot twists inward. This injury would take several ...