Originally Posted by playmakers
I broke mine and 6 weeks after that I got my cast off. Two weeks later, I played in a pick-up basketball game. Let me tell you this, it was a good 4-5 months after the pick-up game I was somewhat back.
If your a bball fan, Tim Duncan and Chris Webber both did what Julius did and they had no explosiveness until the following season. Before you critcize Julius's speed you must understand the injury. He will get a bit better from week to week, but he wont be 100 percent until next season.
You're right. I'm a physical therapist who has both broken and severely sprained (twice) his ankle. I know from personal and professional experience that it takes months, not weeks, to fully recover. I really didn't feel fully recovered from my worst sprain util about 1 YEAR later. And that was with proper rehab and having a wife (also a PT) who could also help me rehab the ankle. For those of you who feel you never fully got your range of motion back I'd suggest going to a physical therapist. Joint mobilizations and nerve glides can do wonders for range and return to full function. A good therapist would also teach proprioceptive exercises which could help you to avoid chronic sprains. Hope this helped.