OKAY, In honor of james getting hurt...i thought i would start a general injury thread.
the intent is NOT to scare or discourage my fellow riders. Instead it is to encourage those with injuries to keep on riding and realize it is not the end all....
i will start...i dont have pics and i dont know how to post an x-ray, but here is the list....
1} broken left collar bone
2} left shoulder A/C separation 10cm w/2 surgeries to repair with a 2" Ti screw
3} right ankle fractured thru the socket...still clicks
4} sipral fracture of the left femur
5} broken coccyx (tailbone)
6} many broken ribs..currently nursing 2 rightside broken ribs as we speak
7} fractured pelvis, thru the hip socket...still limp
8} L-4, L-5 lumbar spine fracuture of the distal wings
9} COMPOUND fracture of the left humerous, thru the skin, 2 major surgeries to repair, 2 years off work, 1year of therapy and almost 2 years of paraysis from the shoulder down...still rode with a custome made brace
10} Shattered 6 of the 7 bones in the left wrist, 5 surgeries to try to repair, the last on was to take a bone from my hip and FUSE the wrist solid...thank goodness it is my left wrist..
11} currently 2 ribs on my right side...but those were at work...do they count?
I have had over 100 staples and over 300 internal sutchers...40 years of motocross has not been good to me physically speaking...but it has been good to me mentally