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Returning to park after injury
So a few days back I tried my first 3 of the year on a small jump at whiteface and somehow managed to break my femur. I went through surgery and will be recovering for most of this year so my season is shot. What keeps bothering me is not that I'll be missing out on this wonderful east coast winter so far, but that I probably won't have any confidence in the park again. Breaking the biggest bone in my body off of such a small hit makes me wonder wether I should even return to park at all. What y'all think?
Forget it and start again
Fell on a A-Frame rail almost two weeks ago, thought i had just bruised ribs or slightly cracked them, because I was still able to ski that day (with pain but it was aight). it started to feel alot better, and I've gotten another like 3-4 days since(Including hiking the backcountry at Crystal mountain)
But today, while riding it was feeling a bit more sore than usual, and while pushing with my poles in the lift line, I think i discovered the true injury was a torn Intercostal muscles (The muscles in your ribs and stuff) because i re-tore it and it hurts like hell. Actually had to stop for the day due to the amount of pain I was/am in. Any sort of movement that involves the core of my body kinda sucks, and walking around aggravates the tear alot.
So basically one fall on a damn A frame and im still suffering from it. Hoping that maybe just a week or two off is enough, but anytime not skiing is disappointing.
BUT I still have hit rails since the injury, just no A frames lol. decided this year I'm gonna just continue focusing on BC and freeride.
Not sure if any of this is really the point for this thread, just wanted to vent some of it cuz this shit hurts like hell and the only treatment is rest and painkillers lol. luckily I've got some left over vicodin from a knee dislocation last april, and muscle relaxers from a car accident I was in right after the knee dislocation.
TLDR park beats the shit out of you sometimes, and can ruin some parts of a season when you're out for injury, but stomping that trick, or hitting a new feature for the first time and landing it is one of the greatest feelings out there.
Hope you heal up well!!!
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