cracked and bent fibula (Ankle Swelling)

by fay competio
(brownfield, tx, usa)

my son cracked and bent his fibula playing football on Friday night. the doctor xrayed it and says that his ankle was good and stable and he would just wrap it in an ace bandage and put him a boot for 6 weeks and he should be fine.

On Tuesday he came home from school and his ankle was swollen and again on Wednesday. he hasn't put any weight on that leg as he is on crutches. there was no swelling of the ankle on Saturday. should we be real concerned with this ankle swelling.

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