I've been nervous about playing basketball, so I had to get over this hurdle. No sport will test ankle stability like basketball!
Well, I got through with flying colors. I mean, my game sucks -- I can't hit even a lay-up to save my life -- but the ankle survived. There was one scary moment. One of the opponents stepped on or bumped my ankle from behind and I felt a twinge. Fortunately, though, I'd had the foresight to wear my brace, so I couldn't roll my ankle and was fine. And I actually played pretty well, seeing how it's been a few months. I was passing the ball extremely well and playing good defense. I had a couple of blocks -- not in-your-face blocks, but enough to change the direction of the play. I had trouble holding on to passes or rebounds, but I was at least getting into position to get passes or rebounds. And as bad as my shooting was, I did hit the game winner in our last game.
I might be a little sore tomorrow, but I feel great that I got a good workout and that my ankle held up.