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Old 06-30-2013, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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I agree. It's a minor injury that will fully heal. Ankle sprains can happen in a day to day setting. Focus on your interview skills and wow them. By the time you are seated talking them they will barely notice anymore likely.
Yeah, back in 2011 I had a badly sprained ankle that resulted from me slipping on ice stopping to get some breakfast in Louisville. It was my second day on the job and most managers really didn't press into it that much. No biggie. I'd bet the interviewer wouldn't even really ask about it in detail.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:03 PM
 
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Address it upfront and quickly. With the ADA they are going to be reluctant to mention it, and they may wonder why you put that you did not need accommodation on the application and show up in a leg brace.

I would open with an apology that you are not as mobile as you wish but you sprained your ankle and anticipate that you will be on crutches for "x" amount of time.

This. You need to address it right away and make it clear it is a temporary situation and how much longer you will be on crutches.

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Yeah, back in 2011 I had a badly sprained ankle that resulted from me slipping on ice stopping to get some breakfast in Louisville. It was my second day on the job and most managers really didn't press into it that much. No biggie. I'd bet the interviewer wouldn't even really ask about it in detail.

Your situation was totally different. Your accident occurred AFTER you got the job.

The only thing you're right about is that the interviewer might not ask about it, but rest assured they will make note of it.

OP needs to communicate what exactly the situation is.
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:49 PM
 
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Thanks, i appreciate everyone's advice.
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