A review of data on 26 NBA players who suffered Jones fractures, fractures of the base of the fifth metatarsal of the foot, between the 1994-1995 to 2012-2013 seasons reveal some interesting statistics. Return to previous level of competition was achieved by 85% of athletes. There was no change in player efficiency rating (PER) when pre- and post-injury performance was compared. Four of the 26 (15%) players did not return to play in a subsequent NBA game after the season in which a Jones fracture was sustained. Twenty-four of 26 (92%) athletes were treated with operative fixation, and 3 players (12%) underwent secondary reoperation. Recurrence of the injury was experienced by 5 players (19%).
Source: Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach, December 1, 2015