Lisfranc Injury Recovery Time: What is a Lisfranc and How Does it Affect NFL Football Players?

Lisfranc Injury Recovery Time: What is a Lisfranc and How Does it Affect NFL Football Players?


What is a Lisfranc Injury?

A Lisfranc joint injury is an injury to the midfoot which involves injury to the bones or ligaments (or both) to the Lisfranc joint. This joint is where the metatarsal bones (bones leading to the toes) connect to the tarsal bones (the arch of the foot). The Lisfranc ligament is the ligament that joins these bones.

Lisfranc Injury Recovery Time NFL

According to a 2016 study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, NFL players who had Lisfranc injuries treated without surgery missed an average of 6.2 months and 7 games of action. Players who underwent surgery missed an average of 10 games, though were sidelined an average of 11.6 months (because of recovery extending into the offseason).

Encouragingly, however, the study found that offensive players did not have a statistically significant decline in career length or on-field performance following a Lisfranc injury.

Travis Etienne Lisfranc Injury

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne has reportedly suffered Lisfranc injury. X-Rays came back negative, so it is believed to be a sprain. Specific details about Etienne's injury are not yet available.

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