Thursday, October 29, 2015

Jodie Meeks to Miss 6-8 Weeks with Jones Fracture in Foot

Detroit Pistons guard Jodie Meeks will miss 6-8 weeks of action with a Jones fracture in his right foot.

Here is an excerpt from ESPN.com:

"We'll get further assessment and know better on a timetable in the next couple of days," Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said, according to mlive.com. "But they, they X-rayed him, he's got a Jones fracture."

A Jones fracture is a broken bone at the base of the small toe. Kevin Durant suffered a similar injury last season and was sidelined for seven weeks.

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According to FootHealthFacts.org:

Jones fracture. Jones fractures occur in a small area of the fifth metatarsal that receives less blood and is therefore more prone to difficulties in healing. A Jones fracture can be either a stress fracture (a tiny hairline break that occurs over time) or an acute (sudden) break. Jones fractures are caused by overuse, repetitive stress, or trauma. They are less common and more difficult to treat than avulsion fractures.

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