Jenna O’Hea is a major player on the Seattle Storm roster. Unfortunately for the 6’1 Australian guard, O’Hea suffered a broken toe that might affect the rest of her season. O’Hea will be out of the game and on the bench for the next four to six weeks as a result of her injury.
Fortunately, the Storm must still go on. The team is slated to take on New York, Atlanta and Tulsa, showing that they will keep the spirit going. As for O’Hea, she averages in about 4.3 points and 2.8 rebounds, so that makes her absence quite the loss for the team. Hopefully the Seattle Storm will still bring their best and be able to accrue the wins they need to climb to the top.
What to Know About a Broken Toe
Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture). Another type of trauma that can break a toe is repeated activity that places stress on the toe for prolonged periods of time.
Symptoms of a Broken Toe
- throbbing pain
- bruising on the skin and toenail
- inability to move the toe with ease.
- crooked or disfigured appearance
- tingling or numbness in the toe
- fever or chills throughout their body
It is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated on pillows. Alleviate swelling by placing an ice pack on the broken toe for 15 minutes every two hours then taping the two toes together with medical tape.
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