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Brook Fordyce, Catcher for the Chicago White Sox

PREVENTION

Proper warmup and conditioning will help prevent some foot bone breaks. Also, proper athletic footwear with support will help prevent this type of injury.

RECOVERY

Recovery time varies by severity of the injury and location of the break. Minor breaks may heal in 2-4 weeks. For more serious breaks, recovery could take two months.

LONG-TERM OUTLOOK

Catchers are particularly vulnerable to foot breaks, especially while protecting the plate with a baserunner sliding into him, errant foul balls, and the like. While catching, though, players often wear a shell-like covering over their feet.

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