Unreal....in spite of all the precautions I take to prevent injury I messed my self up pretty good today....and I was not in VT and I was not on a DBD.
Took my first run down a NASTAR course for the season. From what I could see the course looked smooth and in good shape, I intended to beat the pace setter. It was very warm today and the snow was quite soft, reached 50*.
Blasted down the track, hit an ice patch (who would've thought there would be ice!!!!!!) that threw me off balance, recovered and then as I was hard on the edges pop....and smash. Apparently I popped out of my bindings (so the guy at the start hut said) and ended up landing on my right elbow....now I can barely move my right arm. I pray that I didn't tear anything and that its just a sprain, but man is it painful when I try to move it in certain directions. I cant lift my arm in one direction at all. Sucks, really sucks. Without this shoulder I cant even do any good starts...which means no ASRA GS next weekend.....but in light of the pain I am in that might be the least of my worries. Oh BTW I was on my oldest HEADS not my race skis and am not ashamed to reveal that the mountain (speed bump) I was on was Tuxedo Ridge...yeah, sad I know.
So far I see no bruising, but when I tried to open the door with that arm it felt like my arm was going to pop out of the socket....and it hurt like hell.
You can get hurt anywhere.
Edited by Richie-Rich - Mon, 02 Feb 09 02:07:09 GMT