This week, we have seen NBA superstars Manu Ginobili, Klay Thompson, and Anthony Davis all sitting out due to ankle sprain injuries.
Ankle sprains can vary in severity. Some sprains will allow for immediate return to athletic activity, while other sprains can keep an athlete out for a couple months.
Ankle sprain injuries can cause damage to several different ligaments, tendons, bones, and joints, so it is important to have a comprehensive evaluation, in order to make sure all damaged structures are identified. From there, activity and return to sports is generally advanced based on the pain level of each individual person.