"This is a bad injury as the blood supply to the fifth metatarsal is poor," Dr. Victor Khabie, co-chief of Orthopedics and Spine Institute at Northern Westchester Hospital said in responding to an email from The Associated Press.
"A screw is required in this fracture to help optimize fracture healing. Even with the screw, healing can be slow. He will most likely be on crutches for four to six weeks, and could miss eight weeks of football. If the bone heals slower, he could be out much longer."