She shrugged the suggestion off because she hasn't had any problems with her ankles...until last Thursday afternoon. Oiy! Hannah was guarding a varsity player; when she went to block her shot, she came down funny on her foot and heard a big "pop" sound. She couldn't get up on her own. By the time Hannah was icing her ankle, I had already been told about her accident....I'm thankful to be at the high school and that news travels fast.
The coaches wisely had Hannah's foot in a boot within 30 minutes of the fall. We saw the team trainer Friday evening and he informed us that Hannah's sprain was one of the worst sprains you can have as far as ankle sprains go. She has a syndesmotic sprain, meaning she has a high ankle sprain. She will be out for at least a week, possibly much longer. We see the trainer Monday afternoon again and I am hoping that he encourages us to have an x-ray.
True to Hannah's nature, she didn't want to let her sprain keep her from playing with the band at Friday night's football game. The trainer wasn't really for her doing that but allowed her to play with the band until after the half time show was over and then it was home to elevate, rest, and ice her ankle.
After we iced her foot in a bucket of ice and ice water, so painful when you have a sprain, I found the fuzziest sock I could find hoping it would be more comfortable. You can see her fuzzy blue sock in the above band picture I took Friday night.
We were home all weekend letting her rest it as much as possible; it was always elevated and we kept up with prescription strength Aleve and the ice bucket. We are praying she heals very quickly. Basketball season is right around the corner.