The injury Amukamara sustained (fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his foot) is a common one among athletes, but it is not yet known how much time he will miss.?William Beatty suffered the same injury last year and missed seven weeks.?The injury requires surgery in which a screw will be inserted into his foot to optimize healing.
From what I've read, the best case scenario would see him on crutches for four to six weeks and have him back on the practice field after about seven to eight weeks. ?The worst case scenario would see his entire rookie season wiped out.