Surgery was this morning. They say he will be back for TC. If there is a small bone spur that is giving chronic pain, the surgery is elective and arthroscopic. When it is an emergency arthroscopic surgery, it usually means that there is an acute "impingement" of the ankle joint, where soft tissue or bone fragments are caught in the joint space, and does not allow for normal movement of the anke joint.......sometimes freezing any joint motion altogether. The former type of spur may only require 1-3 weeks for return to play. The latter "impingment" type may require as long as 3-6 months for return to play.