I am 50 years old and broke my talus bone 2 1/2 years ago by jumping a motorcyle and landing too hard. At the time of the injury I searched the internet for information and forum threads. I'm sure others with this injury are doing the same so I thought that I would share my experience. I went to an orthopedic surgeon within a few days of the injury. The surgeon suspected a broken talus and ordered a CT scan to confirm. He could not tell without the scan and the scan confirmed the broken bone. I had surgery within a few days. I was non-weight bearing on crutches with a boot for about 3 months and was off work with my leg elevated for about the first month. I walked with the boot for about 4-6 weeks after I got off crutches. I did about 4-5 sessions of therapy while I was still wearing the boot. After I stopped using the boot I took it very easy for about a year. The end result is that my ankle feels pretty good, I would say about 60%. I was told to only do low impact activities so I don't run. If I stand on it for long periods of time it gets sore but not too bad. It's also stiff when I get up in the morning but loosens up pretty quickly. I was a tournament level water skier, or thought I was, before the injury. I started skiing again after about 14 months and while skiing the ankle feels 100%. It probably helps that the ankle is locked in a boot and doesn't move much. I also have snow skied and it also feels fine. I have tried running and feels fine but I don't want to risk it. I live in Tuscon Arizona and my doctor is Kevin W. Bowers M.D. and I highly recommend him. Good Luck to others with this injury and I hope this helps.