I had a sfx of the thrid metatarsal this summer. I couldn't even walk w/out pain, so for the first couple weeks, I couldn't do anything. I eventually moved on to aquajogging, and then at about week 4, added ET (in the boot, still). At six weeks, I had no pain on walking, but any sort of resistance while cycling still hurt. By 8 weeks, I was able to ride normally, but still took it easy on hills and didn't race at the track.
All told, I was in the boot full time for 6 weeks, then on and off for another two or so. I didn't resume land running for probably 10 weeks. I iced, babied it, and took calcium and it healed nicely. I figued it took out 99% of my season anyway, so no reason to push it getting back.
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