This past Saturday, the Florida Gators Baseball team clinched the SEC regular season title after beating the Kentucky Wildcats 6-4. They finished the season 40-15 and claimed their 4th regular season SEC title in a decade under current coach Kevin O’Sullivan.
Not all good news coming out of Gainesville however. Junior Short Stop, Dalton Guthrie, had to leave the game with an injury. While running to first base, he was forced to duck to avoid getting hit by a bad throw to first base. The distraction from an otherwise routine play caused him to mis-step on the first-base bag causing him to turn his ankle. Guthrie went down immediately while writhing in pain. Unable to put weight on his foot, he was helped off the field with the assistance of Coach O’Sullivan and some trainers. He did not return to the game. Preliminary tests reveal no broken bones, however Guthrie has been ruled out for the rest of the upcoming SEC tournament with a severely sprained ankle.
The Gators next game is on Wednesday in Hoover, Alabama where they will start as the #1 seed on their quest for their 8th SEC tournament championship and first College World Series title. Guthrie will travel with the team where he will receive treatment on the road in hopes of making a healthy return to help his team.
Ankle sprains account for a large amount of sports injuries. It is estimated that over 1 million visits to the ER are caused by an ankle sprain with varying levels of severity. Most of the time, sprains cause injury to ligaments that support the ankle but in some cases they may result in broken bones as well. These expensive trips to the hospital can be avoided altogether. The same diagnosis can be made here in our office where we can quickly diagnose your injury and implement a care plan to get you back on your feet as soon as possible. Our doctors at Healthy Feet Podiatry are highly trained in treating foot and ankle injuries and can provide the most current treatment available. Our goal is to treat your injury in the most conservative manner but if necessary we can fix your problem surgically. We wish Dalton Guthrie a speedy recovery and the Gators lots of luck on their upcoming tourney.