Manti Te’O out of the Game because of Foot Sprain

Manti Te'O can't start his NFL career because of a foot sprainYou remember that time when college football star Manti Te’O got on TV and talked about how his girlfriend died? And then remember when it turned out that he never even had a girlfriend, and all of a sudden “Catfished” became a popular verb in our cultural lexicon?

I’m sure Manti Te’O is hoping for all of us to forget about that scandal, and was likely awaiting the start of his football season with the San Diego Chargers so that talk about him could shift to his skills on the field.

Unfortunately for Te’o, he’ll have to wait a little longer and endure a few more Catfish jokes, since the Chargers ruled out their rookie linebacker for tonight’s opener against our Houston Texans because of a right foot injury.

Te'o injured the foot in the Aug. 8 preseason opener; he hasn’t played or practiced since then and has been wearing a walking boot at all times. According to Chargers’ Coach Mike McCoy, Te’o has suffered a sprain.

At Tanglewood Foot Specialists, we advise patients to be seen immediately after an ankle sprain to avoid the kind of long-term damage that can occur if you attempt to home-treat an injury such as this one. If you’re hurting like Manti Te’o, schedule an appointment to see Houston podiatrist Dr. Andrew Schneider today. Just don’t ask me to cover up any Catfish scandals—I stick to your foot and ankle problems. 

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