Recovery from a knee with many stitches in

injury

#1

So last Tuesday night I was riding down a flint/chalk descent and as I was jumping between lumps in the ground I landed and at the same point a badger (how British!) ran into my front wheel. I was doing 25mph at the time and got sent on a fun ride over the bars… Managed to damage every part of my body but luckily my helmet and Camelbak saved the day. I did however, take a huge chunk out of the side of my leg/knee. Needed hospital, surgery etc

So now I can’t walk or even bend my leg and I’m trying to work out when I’ll be able to ride- the pain is pretty immense but I am slowly getting movement etc. I guess these things vary from one person to another but was wondering if anyone had done anything similar? Maybe not with a badger…

I was at a prime stage of my fitness and can feel it all dissolving away, not the end of the world though as perhaps a bit of rest was needed- lots to do next season!

Pics can be found here- not for the faint hearted.

Badgerman

Sam


#2

That’s really up to your doctor and how the recovery of your knee goes. One thing I know is don’t push it, listen to your doctor, and try to enjoy the recovery time you have!


#3

You might lose it fast but if you had it it comes back quickly too.

Take the time, get better and be happy it was a badger not a deer.