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It takes about 6 weeks for the preliminary healing. But any heavy duty activities like running or sports need to wait at least 16 weeks or longer. Day to day school work should be ok after 6 weeks of initial rest. How long he has been out of school so far? Also e will need to start physical therapy. Best wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the 5th star on top).Please bookmark my profile for fast, reliable authentic answers!This is the link to my profile:http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-mysticdoc/