A 15-year-old boy presents to the emergency department after falling off his skateboard. On physical examination, he is unable to dorsiflex or evert at the ankle. In addition, the patient reports pain and numbness in the lateral leg and dorsum of the foot. When asked to walk, he raises his affected leg high off the ground and his foot slaps the ground when walking. He is diagnosed with a fracture.
Which of the following structures is most likely to be compromised by this fracture?
A. Common fibular (peroneal) nerve
B. Femoral nerve
C. L4 nerve root
D. Obturator nerve
E. Tibial nerve