Jul 11, 2003 7:47 AM
|Anyone heard how the guy is doing? He was supposed to have x-rays last night, but I haven't heard anything.|
|re: Tyler's condition?||Akirasho|
Jul 11, 2003 8:08 AM
|... reports on OLN at the start of this morning's stage say he's feeling much better... both Sherwin and Liggett suggesting that if he can get through tomorrow's stage... he could make Paris.
Be the bike.
|I went 5 months on broken collar bone||pitt83|
Jul 11, 2003 8:16 AM
|It only hurst when you move it in very specific ways. Mine was closing the car door; that really got it. Most of the time, it's not too bad. Did an AIDS ride (3 day centuries) with it.
However, each fracture is different. Mine was fragmented at the tip and not a linear or radial fracture. A simple taking 1cm off the end and re-attaching fixed it. Beileve Tyler's is 2X linear?
Not discounting what he's going through, just that it's not life and death stuff.
Jul 11, 2003 9:33 AM
|About a year and a half ago, I broke my collarbone (hairline fracture down near the tip as well) and separated my shoulder (AC separation) half way through a 3 hour mountian bike ride. It hurt like heck, when I did it, and I heard it snap, but I was able to ride out just fine, and went on a 5 hour MTB ride the next day (middle of a MTB vacation)
It was a dull ache all the time while on the bike, but never really was a problem putting weight on the bar, and only was a sharp pain if really pulling hard on the bars out of the saddle.
On the other hand, just standing around, the weight of my arm just hanging there was enough to make the eyes water, and getting a jersey on and off was a whole other level of pain.
It all depends on how you break it. I think if you break it clean into two pieces you aren't gonna be riding anywhere. Probably wouldn't be able to control the bike.
No doubt though, from looking at the photos of Tyler after monday's stage, the guy was in some serious pain. He's got guts.
Hope he holds on and finishes well this year, and better yet comes back stronger next.
|"However, each fracture is different..."||Gadfly|
Jul 11, 2003 11:03 AM
|I had a compound fracture a few years ago (mtb accident) and was in extreme pain for quite some time. It hurt just to breathe for a couple days. Didn't ride for weeks. Gotta love Guiness and Vicodin, though. Wonderful combo.|
|Just riding sounds tough to me.||Spoke Wrench|
Jul 11, 2003 10:23 AM
|I can't imagine hammering the team time trial.
When I broke mine, there was no question. I had to have the bone surgically pinned and then, a week later, had to have it redone when the dissolveable pins didn't hold. I slept sitting up in a recliner chair for six weeks and I was off of my bike for 5 full months.
Shortly afterward I went over the bars on my mountain bike and broke it all over again. My new insurance company had excluded that bone from coverage so I just stuck my arm in a sling and let it heal. Only slept on the recliner for about a week or so the second time.
|Just riding sounds tough to me.||firstrax|
Jul 11, 2003 10:38 AM
|I was impressed when he stood and hammered during the TTT. Bet he needs his teeth capped again.|| |