A common sports medicine observation is the association of ankle injuries subsequently developing low back problems. After an ankle sprain you may also lose some of the control of the ankle and your balance may be affected. This means that not only are you more likely to turn the ankle again but it also changes the way you walk which can result in a torsion or strain through the lower back. This is one possible cause of back pain developing and progressing for ‘no apparent reason’ many years after an ankle sprain. To avoid such problems it is important not to ignore minor ankle strains. Montgomery has already experienced back problems. Was his ankle giving him problems prior to that. No matter what though, an ankle injury now gives more concern to the back problem cropping back up.............especially if he is not tip top shape.