So what are the thread's thoughts on Leon Washington? It sounds like the bone was sticking out of his leg. Are there any other instances where this kind of injury happened to a pro RB, of comparable or greater ability/potential (I'm thinking fringe players wouldn't count since they would be much less motivated to make a comeback)? The first player (non-RB) that comes to mind is Joe Theismann, but he had both a shattered fibula and tibia. The tibia is the load-bearing bone, but is a snapped fibula any "better" for an athlete? In "A Clinical Guide to Sports Injuries" the author states that an athlete can count on at least a 6 month absence from contact sports following a severe fracture. This would be assuming that no other complications occurred as a result of the injury. Theismann also suffered from avascular necrosis in his ankle following his injury (caused by a temporary or extended loss of blood to a body part), which is what ended Bo Jackson's football career (hip). The only leg injuries I can find on notable RBs are the well-known ACL, MCL, knee, and ankle injuries. These generally follow a "two year" rule where it takes a player two years to return to his former level, mainly due to hesitation and lack of confidence in the year after. This website has more detailed information as well as a chart that shows RBs with leg injuries and their season before and after the injury: http://www.footballdocs.com/RB_injury_rule.html. Are people going to wait and see what develops? Try to lock him up for cheap?