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SO I BROKE MY COLLAR BONE ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO AND ITS FEELING GREAT RIGHT NOW. I CAN MOVE IT AROUND WITH OUT IT HURTING, SO THE QUESTION IS PARK CITY OPENS ON THE 19 AND I REALLY WANT TO SKI... WHAT SHOULD I DO?
i skied with a constantly subluxing(dislocating but goes back in) shoulder, skiing injured can be done but its not as fun/ 100x more painful (could have been because every time i landed or bounced a little my shoudler would pop out)
If you break it again, it's gonna be a bitch to wait all over again...I've done it. Also, the more you break it the less likely it is to heal right. That being said, if you ski some mellow PC early season, don't do tricks, film your buddies, and take it really easy, you're most likely not gonna break it. So as long as you can control yourself and be super mellow on snow, then you should be good to go.
I'd say by then you should be close to 80%. Pretty sure typical bone heal time is 6-8 weeks? I recently had a facial reconstructive surgery which among other things involved having my upper jaw broken and realigned. After 5 weeks my doc cleared me to ride mtb. He just said take it real easy and keep it on the ground. Also wear a full face helmet, etc. So I think if your not attempting triple corks or anything out of your comfort zone you'll be fine. If I were you I'd take it real easy and maybe try to use the time to practice more basic stuff or film your friends like someone said above. Cause rebreaking it at the beginning of ski season would suck.