About me and the incident.
Hi and welcome to the first ever blog I’ve written.
Ideally I suppose I should have wrote one about something less injury related - but such is life that I find myself here and writing this as my first !
I’m a 39yr old (40 on Friday 9th Sep), from Leicester in the UK. Married with two kids, a cat and a dog.
Always been into sport and especially mountain biking. Mainly XC orientated with rides around local trails and trail centres (Cannock Chase). Also up into the Yorkshire Moors and Peak District on the odd occasion.
My fateful ATR came on an MTB ride around the local woods. 3 days into a 2 week holiday from work, with the plan to ride the same route every day and see how much my times improved over the two weeks.
On said ride, I rounded a corner in the woods to find somebody had sabotaged the trail. An attempt at avoidance resulted in a small off which caused the bike to stop dead on its bottom bracket against the upslope lip of a small bomb hole. My left foot collapsed downwards on the spd pedal and stretched the AT out to snapping point. The frame the landed on the same point in my leg for good measure.
My lower leg was immediately encased in a concrete like feeling and movement of it was very slow and strained. I knew something wasn’t right but managed to pedal the 6 miles home by using my good foot clipped in and the left just resting the heel on the pedal.
In the hospital 3 hours later with the injury shown to be a full rupture and a front slab cast installed on my leg.
Sent home with the information that I’d be getting a call from the orthapedic department soon to discuss the options.
On it continues….