HI I desperatly need some advice. Four months ago I was playing football (in goal) and I saved a shot which bent my wrist back and fractured my scaphoid bone in my left wrist. This fracture has only been diagnosed recently as the doctor said it was no broken. I have been told that the fracture is a non union and will not heal without surgery. If I have surgery how long till I can go back and play football (concidering I may have considerable force on my wrist) after the op. If I don’t have the op is it likley that I am going to get athritus which will put an end to all sports. I really need advice as I am hping to be a PE teacher and I need as much function in my wrist as I can get. Please help!!!