I need all of you to stop what you're doing and listen.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
It Was Bound to Happen
Sometimes when I mention an injury I sustained playing sports, people accuse me of being injury-prone. I don't necessarily think that's the case. I think it has more to do with the fact that I play sports four nights a week, which greatly increases the probability of injury! It seems also that my recent injuries were only sustained during flag football games, even though I play three sports in total, so there might be a connection there.... It's not supposed to be a contact sport, but it has turned out that way! My latest escapade involved a receiver running a route, but turning his head back to look at the quarterback instead of where he was going, resulting in a full-speed collision with me. It was a guy that was taller than me, so my outer thigh took a direct hit from his knee. It was quite alarming at the time, but apparently my adrenaline was pumping enough that I played the rest of the game without paying much attention to the pain. Afterwards was a different story! My drive home was about 25 minutes, so my leg was in the same bent position for that long. When I got home and tried to get out of my car by stretching my leg out into the upright position, I thought it was going to buckle! The severity of the collision was finally kicking in, and I guess the muscle had gotten tight from being in the seated position. It's been a tender couple of days since then, and I have to say my leg is not a pretty sight. Take a look for yourself: