Ankle Sprains & Quarterback Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz, a quarterback for the North Dakota State Bisons, sprained his ankle during the season opening game against Montana Grizzlies last Saturday. He sustained a high ankle sprain to the right ankle late in the 3rd quarter. He was trying to get out of a sack and turned his ankle the wrong way. Wentz continued to play the rest of the game injured but they lost the game 35-38. His status for the upcoming Weber State game is up in the air.

Sports medicine assistant athletic director Scott Woken stated that there’s not much treatment other than staying off of it. Scott stated, “We’re not going to do anything magical with him. People react differently to ankle sprains. Some people get better quicker. We’ll listen to his body and we’ll push him as hard as we can. On the other hand, there is no reason to push him this week without a game.”

Ankle sprains are common, especially in athletes. They occur when soft tissue, such as tendons and ligaments, are over-stretched. Majority of them might heal on their own with rest, ice, compression and elevation. Adjunct therapy, such as bracing and anti-inflammatory medications may also be helpful. If an evaluation of an ankle sprain proves to be more significant with partial tears or even ruptures of the soft tissue, further intervention may be required. The faster you diagnose the type of injury, the better the outcome will be for you. Therefore, it is extremely important to visit a doctor immediately after an injury. At Advanced Podiatry, we are able to accommodate you with an appointment within 24 hours of your injury. We provide the latest diagnostic techniques and treatments to help you heal fast and efficiently.  Please give us a call immediately if you have any injuries of the foot or ankle!