past simple or present perfect

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mrxkms

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Arabic-English
past simple or present perfect.

Would you please have a look at this dialogue

A: Have you ever hurt yourself badly?
B: No, I haven't, luckily. I ( sprained - have sprained) my ankle once, in a basketball match, but nothing more serious than that.

Shouldn't we use the present perfect here since there is no specific time mentioned?

Is the word once a reason to use the simple past in this sentence?
 
  • mrxkms

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    Arabic-English
    thank you very much. I got it now.

    I have posted a question about already in a thread called already. and no answers yet.
    Would you please read it and write in your comment. I have to know the answer as soon as possible
     
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