Did you spot it? Sustained by a GAA player catching a ball, who initially suspected ligament damage, an un-displaced fracture of the second phalanx on the index finger extending to the 2nd interphalangeal joint is clearly visible on x-ray.
Treatment involves splinting and buddy strapping followed by a return to playing in four weeks. Rapid, immediate and extensive swelling are indicative of fracture. When this is the case fracture should be suspected and x-ray is diagnostic. Luckily the healing time isn’t too long and it’s come at a good time, being the end of the season, for this GAA player.