Considering how common it is, everyone working in the sports or musculoskeletal fields has probably been faced with an ankle sprain. This makes it even more surprising that there is still a lack of established criteria for the return to sport after such an injury.
As stated by the authors, an inadequate return to sport may contribute to the high recurrence rate of these injuries, and it is common for ankle impairments to worsen after each recurrence. Therefore, any prevented index injury or recurrence has a great impact on participation.
This consensus statement follows on previous ones for other conditions and identifies useful domains to consider in the return to sports decision. Moreover, the full text is free to access, which makes it a must on everyone’s reference folder.