My son fractured his hand playing baseball and lost out on a similar opportunity.
I can not comment on your son's situation as I have not examined him. I will however ask the following:
were both feet x-rayed? There is a secondary growth center called an apophysis at eh base of the 5th metatarsal in kids, until the bone is done growing. X-raying both feet distinguishes between a true fracture and the normal growth center.
If the doctor is sure about the fracture then what is significant about 3 weeks. I would not expect the fracture to be fully healed then. Maybe it is just for a look see. I alwways find that no matter what I tell the patient, they always believe that when they return they will be fully well.
I wish I could help you, but, contrary to what you read, see, and hear about professional athletes returning in short time. I NEVER condone this. Not that your child will understand or get over it real soon, but one day he will understand.
In Reply to: 5th metatarsal fx posted by Baseball Mom on July 16, 2005 at 16:43:34: