Fall is in the air and it is time for pumpkin spiced lattes and football injuries. The Indianapolis Colts had 2 players with the same injury. Both Carson Wentz and Quenton Nelson sustained an injury to their feet which required surgery to excise a small piece of bone. Each player is expected to be out 5-12 weeks and is questionable for the opening of the season.
The injury sustained by these two players could be entirely different but require the same surgery to remove a small piece of bone. First the small piece of bone could be from an old avulsion type fracture to the base of the fifth metatarsal. Additionally, the small piece of bone could be an accessory bone called the os peroneum.
Surgical excision of this small piece of bone can become very intricate if the bone is embedded in the peroneal tendons. Sometimes the tendon needs to be resected and reattached to the bone. This causes elongated healing process, thus the wide gap of recovery time for these 2 athletes.
The team at Brucato Foot and Ankle surgery wish both Wentz and Nelson a smooth and uneventful recovery and a successful NFL season.