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Your ankle won't be healed in 3 weeks?? I have sprained my ankle before and usually a week tops

Posted By: is the healing time- sm on 2005-11-03
In Reply to: Unfortunately, I sprained my ankle and cannot drive (sm) - OP

granted I don't know the "circumstances" but I really find it hard to believe you can still work (footpedal) but cannot drive in 3 weeks. If you are still in so much pain and on crutches then, then you have much more than a sprain.

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