Got back on the ice one week after a really bad sprain, taped it up and tried to numb the pain with Deep Ice. On the first shift I had the puck in my skates along the boards and got kicked in the ankle and had to crawl off the ice and be assisted to the dressing room. The doctor basically told me because I was such a dumbass, there was a good chance it would probably bother me for the rest of my life. After it fully healed it was fine for a long time, but in the last few years every now and then after a lot of activity, I get a dull aching pain in it.
Make sure you take care of it properly.