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This is a question Sporting Woe

In which we ask a bunch of pasty-faced shut-ins about their exploits on the sports field. How bad was it for you?

Thanks to scarpe for the suggestion.

(, Thu 19 Apr 2012, 13:40)
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Ok, an actual story or two...
I have two actual stories too!

The first was in late primary school: we were having a kickabout in the playground during break, when yours truly was passed an easy ball. As I stopped it with the sole of my shoe, my foot decided it really didn't want to touch the ball, and slid sideways off it, sending me sidways into the ground, my ankle having taken all my (not inconsiderable) weight without the aid of a foot. To this day I have no idea how I managed this. I spent the next two days hobbling about being told to "pack it in and stop faking it" by teachers and parents alike (i'm really starting to see a theme here).

After another day had passed, and the swelling had not abated, my mother finally took me to a medical professional - i.e. her mate, a physiotherapist's assistant. Turns out I'd damn near torn off my calcaneofibular ligament. Basically one HELL of a sprain :(

A few years after that, being a chunky sod who didn't mind a bit ofpain, I ended up in the school rugby team alternating between prop and hook depending who'd 'forgotten' their kit that day*. One fateful rainy day we had practice; we were in a scrum, and I was in tighthead.

All of a sudden I just felt the ground give, and I don't remember much after apart from waking on a bench in the locker room.

Turns out my footing had given way in the mud, bringing us all down, the hook landing particularly hard on my left shoulder, dislocating it. Ow. The school nurse just called me a big jessie and popped it back in, but I swear Ratched did it wrong or something. It still feels weird and stiff when the weather is damp....

*Side note - I bloody loved being prop, never could get the hang of loosehead though :)
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 16:43, 5 replies)
Neither could your mum.
Took three weeks for the teethmarks on my helmet to go.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 17:37, closed)
Aye, that can happen
Should have just asked her to take them out y'know. Much simpler :)
(, Tue 24 Apr 2012, 8:57, closed)
Now you tell me.

(, Tue 24 Apr 2012, 16:37, closed)
But it's much more fun
To find out these things on your own ;)
(, Wed 25 Apr 2012, 9:30, closed)
Was it the feeling
of a second-row's hand cupped around your tackle that did it for you?
(, Wed 25 Apr 2012, 13:12, closed)

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