XRAY and clinical exam can rule out a lot and Physical exam by expert is very accurate. ASO ANKLE BRACESwill be critical for your return with a Preventitive Ankle Brace. One our studies shows Large increase in Re-Injury 75% if no Rehab or protective brace WITHIN 2 months of Intial injry!
Second a recovery workout with Bike, swimming and then Stretching Program with multiple times a day evening and nite.
I also believe in Massage by an expert to help the muscles rid themselves of toxins that cause pain and New Recovery programs with Breathing are the NEXT FUTURE!!! Breathe out your toxins and breathe recovery!!!
Then start back don a Nutriotion based meal plan based on YOUR sports demand!
I recommend immediate evaluation as you know this is not normal and noticeable.
Get It worked up Now!
Surgical injuries are 100% different with different Goals during the First 6 weeks and RTP is prolonged but necessary for Confidence Building and Appropriate Strength, coordination and Balance!!
ATC and licensed PT have skill sets that help these youn athletes achieve their goals! Sports psychology is a key Skill set for short and Long term success!!
Rest Ice Compression NSAIDs & Tylenol are great conservative approach.
But you might need a Limb alignment XRAY and look how your knees are affected by leg alignment. It also depends on your weight and Gait mechanics.
Over the counter OTC are good braces for 60% of athletes but You need a Top of the Line Professional Brave fitted to you specifically
The bump itself is in material if no other symptoms.
Needs to have a Slow 2-4 week Return to play with MVT and calcium / Vitamin D with shot of orange juice. Start a grip strengthening program and if it is not sore every day after then 4 weeks to prevent RE-BREAK or. STRESS fracture by not staging his return.
You are the boss of this man so explain he had to work and and he needs to Prepare All the bones in his hand for return to play!
My wife did this and “She was right” not me the “Expert”