Re: Hairline Fracture of the right foot.
Often times, with hairline fractures that are being treated pretty liberally, x-rays are done after a short time to make sure the hairline fracture isn't separating into something more severe. You will probably not see healing for 4 weeks, especially to the untrained eye, but even if the fracture does not appear to change to you, the Dr. can detect small changes that are either good or bad signs that we can not even see. I know people who have competed for entire seasons in contact sports with small fractures, and I know people who have chosen to allow it to heal, and both are ok now. The thing with competing on an injured leg is the injury can get worse, and the pain can also prevent you from playing your best. I would suggest listening to the doctor, and asking him/her what the best course of treatment long term would be. How old is your son? I can say from experience that it is better to shoot these things in the foot (no pun intended) before it gets worse and more drastic measures have to be taken. Good Luck!