"There was a crack in his heel, the podiatrist said, your plates are not fusing together, which was a fairly huge hairline fracture and he said to Pierce, you cannot continue running," Doreen said.
This was four years ago. He was told to take two years off and wasn't sure he'd ever be back at full speed again. -Hawaiinewsnow.com
According to the article, high school runner Pierce Murphy from Hawaii (15th in the Footlocker West Regional), was back running after just one month of rehab. Murphy, a junior, has run 9:03 for 3,000 meters (milesplit.us).