Unlike many other injuries nothing seemed to help and it has taken 18 months to get back to running pain free. For something that seems like such a trivial injury it nearly drove me to give up on running.
Fractured wrist from falling at roller-skating club after swerving to avoid collision with idiot smaller kid.
Rolled ankles with the predictable effects on ligaments from football a few times.
Put my back out from badly executed squats and another time landing badly when heading a football.
went for a 50/50 and ended up kicking a football at the same time as the other feller, resulting in a bizarre bruised/swollen big toe.
I love football but I don't regret giving it up.
Broken leg from playing football.
KK, you're a bloody hero catching that cricket ball.
ITBS - quite sore but eventually got it cracked.
Sounds like I've been quite lucky throughout my sporting life, compared to the rest of you.
Broken neck from falling off a horse! (it sounds worse that it was, but still spent 6 weeks in a full head brace)
KK, and a display of professionalism.
Btw, did you go into the corridor and throw up?
Reminds me being told about a game of squash where one of the players got hit in the eye. He recovered well enough, until he got hit again, in the same eye.
KK - no, partly because of the accident, partly because I've been moving around a lot and never round to finding a new place!
KK - not really, I've been riding quite a few times since, just have no muscles left!
Last time I played football (20+ years ago) - rolled on my ankle and luckily the ligament was strong, but it tore a chunk off the bone. Got it xrayed and they said it was fine - I thought it was strange that I couldn't put any weight on it without it collapsing, but trusted them. Got a call from the hospital a few days later tell me not to put any weight on it and come in as soon as possible (the specialist had been going through the xrays of the week and spotted the rather large chunk of bone hanging off my foot. I guess they had been looking for fractures.
Knocked myself out doing mountain bike jumps - snapped a bar on landing and rode straight into a tree. Head and nuts hurt like hell later once I woke up (I was on my own, so I have no idea how long I was out and had concussion).
Bit through my upper lip after falling off my road bike and using my face as a brake. Hospital just superglued it back together.
Only running related thing was achilles tendinopathy in one foot after ramping up the fast intervals too quickly - took a few months to recover from that. Stronger than ever now though - still do the exercises daily as a preventative measure.
Sounds like I've got off a lot lighter than some
Twisted ankle. Took days to heal. Ouch
fell off the toilet at London Marathon 2004 when I thought they were being winched away by a crane ( hurt my wrist)......It was my first and very very slowest attempt at a Marathon and I think they had started burning off the blue line.......( btw it was a train going by that caused the toilet to vibrate violently)
I think tearing my tib ant, which led to a DVT in my calf, which led to a PE or several was the nearest I actually came to death (especially when the hospital was going to pack me off with some ibuprofen for a strained rib muscle)
I've landed face first off my bike a few times, I had a tiny fragment kicked out of my eye socket playing rugby, but the twisted bollock was probably the most painful. That wasn't sport-related, though
broken finger from a hockey ball smashed at it. hit me right on the end of the finger and split the bone to the first knuckle. that was pretty sore.
i also ran 3/4 pace into a lamp-post one time. been out of a few beers and got caught with a mate in a heavy shower. we decided to run to the next pub and got chatting... i was looking at him and saw his expression change... looked forward and CLATTER. on my arse... got laughed at in a&e as the doc put about 5 stitches in. i still have a dent in my chin.
running to field a cricket ball when I was about 16, ran into a ditch. that caused much amusement too... except when i didn't get up due to the broken ankle...
ah sport. bad for the health imo
sailing - broke my wrist on a slipway
spectating - tore a calf muscle watching cricket on TV - ran round a corner to fetch something during a changeover and dropped like a stone - heard it pop
golf - got a bursa on my shoulder learning to swing
running - sacral stress fracture - has kept me out for almost 6 months so far
So pretty much everything I do results in injury
...oh yes - once I cracked my coccyx by falling on a stone from a standing position. That really hurt.
..I think I'd better head over to Dr Nick's treatment centre...
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