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Pistons' Jodie Meeks' road to recovery requires patience

Detroit Free Press—November 2, 2015

Detroit Free Press reports on the recent Jones fracture injury to Detroit Pistons shooting guard Jodie Meeks. Meeks underwent surgery and is expected to return to play in 3-4 months. Dr. Mark Drakos, foot and ankle surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, weighs in on the medical implications of his injury.

Dr. Drakos notes that the pounding that basketball players' feet endure can lead to foot fractures such as this one. NBA players are "playing 82-plus games a year on a hardwood floor" and they can experience "6 or 10 times their body weight in terms of forces on their feet".

In terms of recovery, Dr. Drakos says "Unlike other bones that have a high healing potential, the healing potential of the foot bone isn’t quite as good".

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