Brook Fordyce, Catcher for the Chicago White Sox
Proper warmup and conditioning will help prevent some foot bone breaks.
Also, proper athletic footwear with support will help prevent this type of
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.
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