I was surprised to see our neighbor's teenage son limping with one crutch on his left two days ago. I just saw him last Sunday on his way to a basketball practice. He must have hurt his ankle obviously during their practice at school. He now has an ankle brace for support and brace.
He will surely miss their basketball game tomorrow. he cannot play running walking around the court with a crutch and an injured ankle. His mom told me this morning when we met on the street on our way out that it will take a month or so before he can play basketball again depending on how fast his ankle will recover and how much her son will follow the doctor's advice.
Good thing he did not need to have an operation. It would have been more difficult and will need a longer time to recover before he can play again.