12 y/o w/ Broken 5th Metatarsal

My son is 12 and broke his 5th Metatarsal playing basketball. The Dr. told my wife it was a "clean" brake, "whatever that means". He just had his cast removed after 4 weeks but is still using his crutches. He is anxious to begin playing baseball but is afraid to apply pressure on foot. He is being very cautious, which is good. But, how long should I have him wait before he can play sports again? Also, he claims his heel hurts a bit?

Posted By Mike Blaney on April 30, 2003 at 17:08:23:

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