Broken collar bone with some new titanium
3 weeks ago a couple of us were headed over to TN for a National DH race trying to qualify for nationals. We stopped at a buddies place who has a 200 acre farm in the Green Mtn area of NC. 4K ft at the top of the mtn with 1400' of decent in a 1/4 mile.
We were just warming up on the DH rigs since we hadn't been on them this year.
On the last turn of the last run on the last hill... I went down.
Clink the link for the crash
crash - YouTube
That was April 12th, 7 hours from home.
The X-ray from the closest hosp in TN.
Displaced the bone 2.5cm.
Got back home and saw the orthopedist Monday, 16 Apr.
Wed 18 Apr. I was being operated on to get this thing back together.
7 screws and a titanium plate.
Some say the plate looks like an elevated skinny...
It's been 2 weeks since the surgery. Things are healing well but I still have limited use of right arm. Can't ride a bike but I was cleared to get on a stationary bike at the gym.
Life is good and I hope to be back in full action in 6 more weeks. Have to get ready for the National DH race mid July.