Injured My first ride/injury report

Disclaimer: Please forgive me for any typos and bad grammar, for I am typing with one hand and I am still concussed.

Started out as a great Saturday at noon when we packed up the bike and an ATV. We drove through my county to my local track and we finally arrived. Jimmy (owner) had told me that the dirt was going to be great, and sure enough, it was. I took a few good laps around the track and started feeling pretty good. After about an hour later, I decided to clip the helmet camera to me and go out for a personal fastest lap time.

I started out the first few sections of the track pretty good. I started approaching a little-ish double that has one mean rear kick to it. I'm always a little skeptical about the jump, but I'd hit it plenty before. So I went ahead and pinned it towards the jump. From this point, the only thing that has stuck in my rattled-cage is the split second of looking back in mid-air to see the bike in my same direction pointing front fender down vertical in the air. According to my back, the bike slammed me after I hit the ground. The next part I remember is waking up and and attempting to use my right hand to support my weight and get myself off the ground. As I did that, a dull/stinging pain shot up my arm and I continued to try and get up but I couldn't. I ended up rolling over to use my other arm to at least sit me up. I turned off the helmet camera and stood up and wobbled over to my bike. I turned the bike off and stood it up with my good arm and my side. I got on and started the bike and rode off, going through the awful pain in my throttle hand/wrist. I made it about 20 feet before I was too off-balanced from the crash and laid the bike over. I picked it back up using my previous technique and rode off again. This time making it back to the truck. My Dad met me at the last turn and pushed the bike up for me.

I noticed that my vision wasn't normal after I crashed, and everything I focused on turned blurry...like my left eye wasn't playing with my right eye. I started to also feel nauseous, so we headed to the hospital. At this time, my headache was pretty bad to me, even though I have a history of chronic-like migraines as a kid. At this point, I didn't even care about my wrist and I just wanted to sleep. I started puking when I got to the hospital. I waited at that hospital for 4 hours and they had to send me to another hospital down the street because they were worried about my brain, being this my 3rd concussion in 3 years. They also wanted them to check out my wrist better. The CT scan turned out fine and I have no brain damage. They told me my wrist is fractured and threw it in a cast and later to be checked on in a week. After a total 9 hours in the hospital, they sent me home. Next day, I used my one arm to fix my clutch lever. :banana:

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Oops, forgot to say about that. The video was lost somehow. We got home after the hospital all eager to watch the video, then the camera asked something about recovering the video, so I clicked yes. We started watching it and about 3 or 4 turns before the jump, it shut off unexpectedly. We're not sure why, guessing maybe it was the impact that jacked it up. But next weekend we will try to recover it some how. It was such a disappointment.
 
hope you get better soon. sucks :(

what kind of camera is it BTW ?

Thanks Trav!

It is a GoPro Motorsports HD. Good camera, but I don't know why it got screwed up this time. I'm going to run a recovery system on the disk though.
 

James

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:picard: Damn Riley, :noidea: WTH man? Glad it wasn't to serious, go see a specialist for that wrist, they're worth it. :thumb:

:devil: Soooo is the bike alright? :smirk:

The next part I remember is waking up and and attempting to use my right hand to support my weight and get myself off the ground. As I did that, a dull/stinging pain shot up my arm and I continued to try and get up but I couldn't.
:pout: That brings some bad memories back.


With this being your 3rd concussion you're taking the rest of the year off right?
 
:picard: Damn Riley, :noidea: WTH man? Glad it wasn't to serious, go see a specialist for that wrist, they're worth it. :thumb:

:devil: Soooo is the bike alright? :smirk:


:pout: That brings some bad memories back.


With this being your 3rd concussion you're taking the rest of the year off right?
That's for sure! Turns out I have to go for another neurological exam. :banghead: (no pun intended with that emoticon :lol:)

Yup! Bike is fine. I left it to the good ole wind to blow my bike over at home and break the clutch lever. :smirk: Fixed that next day one handed, I was proud of myself.

Eesh, I know, right? I'm one of those people who try immediately to get back up. I'd guess you are too.

Oh no way. As soon as this wrist heals, I'm going riding!

BTW what's up with the title? :noidea: You planning on having more? :smirk:
:lol::lol: Never know! I'm a youngin, and I plan to be on here a while, so I'd imagine to have a few more. :thinking:
 

James

Staff member
With this being your 3rd concussion you're taking the rest of the year off right?
Oh no way. As soon as this wrist heals, I'm going riding!
Don't mean to be Mr. Buzz Kill, but don't be stupid, your head/brain isn't something to be messed with. Even if I wouldn't have broken any bones I when had my :cripple: I still would've taken a couple months off just because that was the second major hit to the head in a month. My brain is my money maker so I try to protect it the best I can. And for the love of God DON"T forget to get a new helmet.

Here's a little chart that might be of interest to you, the real killer (by killer I mean you die :() with head injuries/concussions is what's called "second-impact syndrome". Basically you hit your head again before it has had a chance to fully heal.

Concussion_Return_To_Play_Chart.jpg
 
Thanks Trav!

It is a GoPro Motorsports HD. Good camera, but I don't know why it got screwed up this time. I'm going to run a recovery system on the disk though.
shit... you can recover the vid... i think. I have had no issues with mine but i remember reading the gopro forums and there is a prog that can get messed up vids to work.
ill look for it.
 

James

Staff member
shit... you can recover the vid... i think. I have had no issues with mine but i remember reading the gopro forums and there is a prog that can get messed up vids to work.
ill look for it.
:thumb: That would be super cool to see, looking back and seeing your bike. :banana::P...wait..:shocked:...ah crap...:cripple:
 
Don't mean to be Mr. Buzz Kill, but don't be stupid, your head/brain isn't something to be messed with. Even if I wouldn't have broken any bones I when had my :cripple: I still would've taken a couple months off just because that was the second major hit to the head in a month. My brain is my money maker so I try to protect it the best I can. And for the love of God DON"T forget to get a new helmet.

Here's a little chart that might be of interest to you, the real killer (by killer I mean you die :() with head injuries/concussions is what's called "second-impact syndrome". Basically you hit your head again before it has had a chance to fully heal.

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I see what you mean. I did some reading on multiple concussions and repeat concussions. I'm going for a neurological exam Thursday and I'll ask the doc about the ok to ride. I definitely wont skip out on the new helmet this time, now that I realize the seriousness of all this.

shit... you can recover the vid... i think. I have had no issues with mine but i remember reading the gopro forums and there is a prog that can get messed up vids to work.
ill look for it.
Yup, I'll be looking around. I want that video.

:thumb: That would be super cool to see, looking back and seeing your bike. :banana::P...wait..:shocked:...ah crap...:cripple:
It'd be awesome! :lol: Watch it turn out to be a sucky crash. :cry:
 

James

Staff member
I see what you mean. I did some reading on multiple concussions and repeat concussions. I'm going for a neurological exam Thursday and I'll ask the doc about the ok to ride. I definitely wont skip out on the new helmet this time, now that I realize the seriousness of all this.
:thumb: Glad you understand, you're a smart guy, no sense in knocking yourself stupid. Listen to what your doc has to say, he'll know the best way to proceed. :ride:
I want that video.
Not as much as we do. :P :smirk:
It'd be awesome! :lol: Watch it turn out to be a sucky crash. :cry:
:lol: That's usually how it happens, heck most of mine have be because of stupid little :bleep:, for instance corners. :rolleyes: yeah I said corners. :bonk:
 
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