I broke me last week ... and I wasn't even skiing!!
Fractured my tibia when I slipped off a steep section of trail while hiking along the AT in western MA. I've had surgery to insert a tibial nail to hold things together and have been told by my ortho to expect about 10-12 weeks. The nail means I won't be in a full leg cast, but I still won't be able to put full weight on it for several weeks.
This is obviously a huge bummer coming as it does at the start of the season, but I still may be able to salvage some of the season in March/April.
Has anyone experienced a tibial fracture repaired with a nail? If so, what was your recovery like? Any suggestions for exercise to keep up strength and flexibility while waiting for permission to put my boots on and go skiing?