In an effort to assess the time it takes for athletes to return to training and playing after Lisfranc joint injuries,Foot x-rays authors of a new study reviewed a consecutive series of 17 professional soccer and rugby players in the English Premier/Championship leagues. Each player had clinical and radiological evidence of an unstable Lisfranc injury and required surgical treatment. Hardware was removed at 16 weeks postoperatively. One athlete retired after a ligamentous injury and the remaining 16 players returned to training and full competition. Excluding the retired player, the mean time to return to training was 20.1 weeks and to full competition was 25.3 weeks.

Source: American Journal of Sports Medicine, published online December 4, 2015