So I just returned from Physical Therapy. This was just an evaluation session as it was the first since the injury.
The news is:
- It looks like there is no neve damage after all, but rather a trapped nerve
- It looks like a fair amount of soft tissue damage, but little connective tissue damage
- It looks like there is some damage to the knee as well
But they're thinking three to four weeks for recovery. This is far less than the orthopod thought.
They're also figuring i'll see a total recovery, though they warn that the ankle joint will very likely become arthritic over time.
So mostly good news!