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Eight to ten weeks

I met with the sports medicine doctor this morning. Apparently I messed my ankle up pretty good. The fracture appears to go through most of the bone, but I'm told the tibia is the best place for this to happen. If it was a different bone I might have needed surgery to insert metal rods into my bones.

I am going to follow up with the doctor in six weeks, and was advised to wait eight to ten weeks before I begin training again. She told me ramp up my training a bit slower next time.

The doctors at the health center were kind enough to burn my X-ray images on a CD for me. Below (click for a larger picture) you can see brighter band next to the red arrow where the bone is trying to repair itself. That is my stress fracture.