I don’t know if this bloke knows what he’s talking about - should do as a sports physician - but it doesn’t look good.
Sports physician Dr Kalpesh Parmar told BBC Sport that a stress fracture was a "disaster"' for Radcliffe.
"It's difficult to know without seeing the scans or the patient, but if it's a stress fracture to the femur it's a minimum of six weeks for the leg to heal," he said.
"She will also be deconditioned, so will need a similar length of time even after the injury has healed. A fracture could keep her out for a long time.
"If it's bone stress as opposed to a fracture, then it won't necessarily be as long, but if she has been running with pain it could be symptomatic."
Radcliffe believes the bone could heal in two weeks, but Dr Parmar, of Pure Sports Medicine, added: "It sounds like she's being very optimistic. There are procedures we can do for bone stress, but not for a fracture."
Odd that with all the finance available and access to the best possible medical advice - it still took ages to get a correct diagnosis.
Wouldn’t surprise me if Paula (as with most athletes) starts training on it before it heals and makes it worse.
But just how many top-class marathons does one have in one’s legs anyway?
Will Paula ever run as fast as she did, what was it - about five years ago - ever again?