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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: High Ankle Sprain

John Fox announced just an hour after Broncos corner Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie went lame on the field-- high ankle sprain. Here is what he is looking at for recovery time.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has suffered a high ankle sprain.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has suffered a high ankle sprain.

Adam Kinney of Mile High Sports Radio caught the announcement from Denver Broncos head coach John Fox,

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie fell awkwardly during a one-on-one drill early Wednesday afternoon while covering rookie Quincy McDuffie.

Rodgers-Cromartie pulled up lame and was carted off the field after a few minutes on the ground behind the sideline.

A high ankle sprain is not season ending, but it is no joke.

The American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society states the recovery time for a high ankle sprain is significantly longer than a typical ankle sprain. Acknowledging that surgery may be required in the event that there is a separation of the tibia and fibula or a fracture has occurred. Rodgers-Cromartie could be in a walking boot for as long as 12 weeks or as little as a month.

The good news is that the outcomes are generally good if the injury is recognized and treated appropriately.

While it is still possible that Rodgers-Cromartie could be available for Week One, twelve weeks from now will be October 12th, when the Broncos will be at home versus the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Mike Klis seems more optimistic: