Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mike1991's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    30

    Broken collarbone...OUCH!

    Last June my front tire popped going downhill and i ate some dirt. I hit with my arm extended and rolled several times till i came to a stop. Once i got up, i thought i just bruised my shoulder till i saw the bone moving around when i tried moving my arm. I ended up with my collarbone broken into 3 pieces. After 2 surgeries and 9 months, i am just now getting back on my bike. I still have shoulder issues but at least i am riding again. My first break riding my bike! Not a fun experience...wouldnt you know it, it was supposed to be a easy evening ride on a fire road!!! What amazed me was i have taken alot harder falls going much faster and usually just scraped my arms or legs up. Now i see how easy it is to break something.

  2. #2
    I Tried Them ALL... Moderator
    Reputation: Zachariah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    4,655
    Yep broke mine last week, too. I hope to be riding again, in a month. Get alot of rest....

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    50
    my biggest riding injuries are always from the lamest crashes. last year when cruzing home from work i bunny hopped a small median strip and after my back wheel clipped it, i ate the bitumen and broke my collarbone. just this afternoon i was slowly riding through an off camber corner i have ridden 1000 times, washed out and managed to split my chin open!
    _________________________
    for tips on mountain bike fitness, skills and tech visit http://ultimatemountainbike.blogspot.com

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mike1991's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    30
    Good luck to you, i hope you are back riding soon too. My issue was i got too much rest, my first surgery they put a pin in me, and it re broke when they moved me onto the recovery table. After over a month of pain and a bunch of pain killers, they FINALLY did an xray and saw that it was indeed broken....then plated it and after sleeping in the recliner and watching alot of espn, i recovered. I wish i could have been riding a month after my accident. Did they just re-set yours or operate on it? Hope yours goes much better than mine did. Get well so you can start hitting the trails again!

    Mike

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mike1991's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    30
    isnt that the truth...those lame crashes can really get a person! I will never underestimate a lame crash again!!!! Did you have to get stitches? At least you can continue riding and arent laid up. Thanks for responding.

    Mike

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    5

    feeling your pain

    Broke my collar bone a few years back. I'm still amazed at how quick the whole thing took, one minute I was flying, came around a turn, locked my front up and the next minute I'm on my back w/ a weird feeling in my left shoulder. Took about 6 weeks, 4 or so in a sling and left a cool lump afterwards for a conversation piece.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •