Bodily sacrifices for sake of sport...

SATxMotoX

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I crashed pretty hard a few weeks ago and, since the ribs still weren't feeling too good 3 weeks later, decided a trip to the Doc was in order. Just received word back today as to the disposition of the X-rays, and after hearing the results, thought a informal survey of DRN's members and their Motorcycle injuries was in order.

Here's the question: What's the worst injury(ies) you've had while riding a motorcyle? What were you doing (trying to do)? Where? How fast? Etc.

Cracked 4 ribs (right side) nice and clean through. Luckily they stayed in place and don't require anything special except to stay off of them (for 3 more weeks). I lowsided coming into a right-hand sweeper in the middle of third gear and just bit it hard. What stunk the worst is that it was on my favorite part of the track and it was at a Saturday practice before a Sunday race. I took 14th out of 19 on Sunday...wish I could blame it all on the injury though! ;)

Anyone else want to share?
 

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I would suspect knees and collar bones will be very popular closly followed by wrists & ribs.
 
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Broke a vertebrae in my back at an Enduro last year. Was going through this section with some low hanging limbs and one caught me square against my head and ripped me off my bike (I'm 6'3, every limb looks like its about two feet off the ground when you're standing up in the woods!). Next thing I remember was waking up on the back board. It was a pretty fast section from what I remember. I was having a blast up until that point.

I just shattered my knee this weekend testing out my bike before an enduro. I just put a new inner clutch case on because the power valve governor had blown up. I was just putting around and went through a turn in 2nd gear and my foot caught a rock but it didnt move. The bike pivoted right ontop of my knee and shattered it. I dont know how long I am gonna be out, Im going to see the Orthopedic Surgeon tomorrow to find out the damage...

I feel your pain!
 

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Knee 5 weeks ago, had surgery and still waiting to see if it's going to bend all the way!
I was just going over a small jump on the way into a berm about 15mph that kicked my backend up and out. :think
 

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Seperated both shoulders and sprained one ankle bad over the years, the ankle keeping me out of commission the longest (still have trouble with it). High school wrestling (knee) and city league basketball (broken arm) have been the hardest on me!
 

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Awsome thread!

Let's see, between '84 and '89,

Tore PCL in my right knee, broken collarbone, broke upper arm, dislocated left shoulder, broke every finger on each hand except thumbs, broke my ankle and sprained it several times, broke my wrist, broke my nose 2 times, and actually had the right side of my nose torn off and sewn back on with 26 stitches.

In 2001,

Sprained my left foot.

All this on a bike. But all of this is nothing, but minor flesh wounds and sore joints compared to you back and neck injury riders. Nothing compares to those, and I really don't want to find out what they are like if I can help it. Kudos to you folks for continuing to ride.

Andy
 
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back in 1991 i was drag racing a buddy and went into sort of a blind bend at full throttle in 6th gear on a 125 .the bend was big enough for the speed i was doin,but not for my other buddy coming head on to me.we sideswiped each other hard,he was 4th gear goin for5th.well i broke my left arm,my right collar bone,cracked 4 ribs. also had the shifter go thru my (work boot) it ripped me from the ball of my to my ankle, and his footpeg ripped off my pinky toe and the side of my foot. then i took a ride in a big helicopter.it was fun.but a 154 stitches and 8 days in the hospital was not.
 
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I had this big figure eight witha few jumps that I ride behind my house.I was goind down the longest straight in third gear and hit something. I'm not even real sure what but there was a little cut off stump about 70 feet back that I think I hit and it kicked my back end up and threw me over the bars. I broke a lumbar spine in my lower and spent the night in the hospital. That was four and a half weeks ago and I am ready to ride again except my sbuframe looks kind of funny.
 
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Broken Tibia Platuea

Well, after less than a year riding trails and Vet MX I went and did it. On the 3rd lap of a recent race in Marysville, I was following 2 riders and planning to pass them.

I passed one over a small section of whoops, then passed the second one over a small double jump. I railled the next corner on the outside and hit the next jump on the outside line. Last thing I remember is a red fender coming at me a t a sharp angle. My guess is the guy I passed tried to pass me back over the jump and slide out on the face of the jump.

At first the doc did not think it was bad, but after the MRI he says there is some damage to the miniscus, and the fracture goes up to the face of the joint. He suggests orthoscopic surgery to repair the miniscus, and to inspect the face of the joint for any damage. The fracture appears stable so probalby no steel pins and no firm cast, just a flexible brace and as much movement as pain will allow.

Ready to ride again, but not sure I will race much. At 39yrs old with a house and family, it sucks to be out of action for 6+ weeks.

Mike
 

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My ankle was my worst injury I spent 4 months in bed, had to have 3 surgerys and still have 16 screws and 3 plates in it. After not riding for 10 years I was trying to keep my younger bro behind me and he was a top B rider. I was trying to drag my back brake off a jump that I had been over jumping. I locked it up, the bike went off skidding, went side ways and high sided when it landed and my foot was caught between the handel bars and the tank, messed me up.
I cracked some ribs 2 month ago and it still hurts its been a very annoying injury. I have alot more but I dont want to list them all in fear of being thought of as a crasher
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I had my first serious injury this year. My buddy and I were finished for the day and heading back to the truck. I hit a rut in 3rd gear and flipped over the bars.

I ended up with a fractured wrist, broken thumb and tweaked my elbow. The piece that broke off the thumb also cracked in half. Not only was this my first serious injury but I also had to have surgery for the thumb. They ran 2 pins through my thumb and down into my wrist.

When all was healed they grabbed the head on the pins and pulled them out. I swear they used a pair of pliers that looked very similar to what I have in my toolbox.

Jeff
 

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Luckily for me, my biggest injury of my life was when I fell off my bike and scraped my knee (I was 11). There was this time where I dented my best friend's head with a putter...
 
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Well, I've still yet to get a dirtbike. So, mine are from BMX-type riding...more of BMX-Freestyle, don't do any racing. I've had a good number of concussions, a handlebar go into my chin, severely beaten shins, the occasional ankle and wrist injury...I think that's about it. Wanted a dirtbike all my life, just not sure what I want more right now; to make my truck fast or get a KDX200..... oh the decisions of a poor teenager;) Either way, it's going to take some time to get a dirtbike and wreck myself even more:D
 
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It was about year ago was going into a sweeping turn and my front end wash out and scrap my elbow. I was able to get back on my feet and rode off.I guess what hurt the must was the fresh blood stains on my brand new THOR jersey-damm:( So abit of advice go to you local church and have your bike blessed by a priest. I can tell I've had two bikes and both blessed and nothing major has happened to me good luck and god bless ya'll ;)
 

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Kinda of a painful subject lately:

Me: Severe Laceration behind the elbow 72 stitches. (1982)
Fast Forward t now,,,,
Broken mastiod sinus from bashing my head into the ground after a 4th gear wreck. July 2000
Torn ligaments in ankle and torn acillies tendon November 2000
Puncture to my right thigh..dinged the artery in there 4 weeks ago. Just getting back on my feet!

My kids:

Middle boy:
Broken foot April 2000
Broken clavical and broken hand today

Next younger boy:

Broken leg...twice in 2000


Been a tough year or so.