dadgum! that's bad right there!!!
When i went on first hiking trip (4 days some on the AT) I was soooo afraid I would break my ankle on some ridge top. I didn't, but every little stream crossing I had the thought of my ankle rolling in the back of my mind. I'm glad you made it out ok!
last November I had walked through the bottomland mud and knee deep water for nearly 3/4 mile to a my hunting spot. I was...um...relieving myself and one duck comes in. I jump up and turn to get a shot and rolled my ankle. I could feel it swelling inside my neoprene. luckily I hitched a ride 1/2 way out on a four wheeler.
The after affects of an ankle injury really really suck!