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.

Finger with Fracture highlightingTreatment 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.