Almost 4 weeks ago I had an ugly fall while telemark skiing, and my skis didn't release. It was pretty steep where I fell so I kept on rolling down about 20-30 meters on hard pack. My ankle twisted pretty badly inside the boot as the skis weren't as easy to flip around as my body while rolling down (i somehow rolled, i didn't slide).
Everyone thought it was broken, so first I was sent to the emergency room near the ski area. He looked and squeezed my ankle a bit and suspected that I had torn somethng or broken something, so he sent me to the hospital for x-rays. They couldn't find anything on the x-rays, so they assumed that it was a sprain, but it was hard to tell by then because my foot was so swollen.
After a week I threw away the crutches and assumed that it was nothing worse than a sprain since I was able to walk on it (barely) and I slowly regained mobility.
Now, almost 4 weeks after, my ankle is still slightly swollen, but the pain is almost gone and I am not far away from walking without a limp. Stability has increased a lot the past couple of days, and I do a lot of balance exercises to strengthen my ligaments.
This upcoming weekend I have a trip planned, and am wondering how stupid of me it would be to start skiing again? In my head i sort of know the answer to this question, but I'm hoping that you guys will either knock some sense into me, or surprise me with positive answers.
I've planned this trip for a while now, and it would suck to let it go to waste. If i end up going I will make sure to properly tape my ankle. The only way to hurt it again is if i fall and twist it. I don't really fall much. I fall more when I walk outside (i live in the worlds most slippery city) than when I ski. (trying to convince myself that skiing isn't stupid here).