Originally Posted by aapter
Ouch, what happened?
I was mobbing down a straight on GMR with two buddies going 40mph+; they were both ahead of me and i was about 5-10ft behind them. The friend in second went to pass the friend in first, and in the process the two clipped wheels and both went down. I had zero time to shut down or really do anything, so I did my best at trying not to hit anyone but they were sprawled all over the road and I ended up running over one of their boards. I basically went STRAIGHT down from there with a pretty good impact, and dislocated my shoulder (it was an anterior dislocation which is very hard to do).
Unfortunately I suffered an avulsion fracture as a result of the dislocation, which basically means at the moment of impact my rotator cuff tore a piece of my shoulder bone off from the rest of the bone. Thankfully its an injury that will heal on its own without surgery, but i've been out a little over a month already and probably have another month to go before I'm close to full strength. I've been in a sling since it happened, but thankfully next week I get to start physical therapy so things will hopefully start getting back to normal.
Its mainly just sucky because the crash was absolutely not my fault and there is nothing I could have done to stop it, yet I'm the one who got hurt badly. Both of my buddies walked away with minor bumps and scrapes. Sitting out sucks, but I'll be back on a board soon enough.