So I talked to the ortho on Tuesday. First of all: swag — I snapped a pic of where it said Quidditch on my injury report from the ER.
Anyway, he took a look at my shoulder and since it seemed to be healing OK (this was 3 days after the injury, and there was no large swelling forming), he didn’t recommend surgery. Surgery would mean one operation to put in a splint, and another one to remove it, but it’s not clear that one year on there’s a real difference. Recovery time to day-to-day activities is shorter, but I’m already back to day-to-day activities fine, so there’s no real need.
The bad news is that I am out of any sport for at least 2 months, and out of contact sports for at least 6 months. The silver lining here is that I personally interpret beater as a non-contact position, so I’m going to be able to play Quidditch again soon, just as a beater. And we’ll see if I recover well enough in time (there’ll be x-ray followups) and get back into practice in time to play chaser at the Western Cup. I’m going to miss chasing/keeping, but beating is fun too — and any Quidditch is just awesome anyway.
Also, there is a hematoma/bruise now, not due to the initial impact but just due to gravity, but that’s not actually a problem, it just makes it look like there’s a giant bruise over my shoulder/chest area.
So, could be worse. One week on, I am able to wear t-shirts again, but I am always in my figure-of-eight sling. I can move my arm quite a lot, though it’s painful.
Mmmmm I personally disagree. Beater can certainly be non-contact, but not if you’re playing it right. :\ Just be careful!! Plenty of beaters tackle soo…
Ahhh I got the same injury at the Stonybrook Tournament a month and a half ago! Mine was displaced enough to require surgery to put a pin in (which I’m getting taken out in a few months).. But the doctor did say collarbone injuries heal pretty well - there might be an odd bump, but they heal up back to (or at least close to) original strength regardless of getting surgery or not. I completely empathize with the frustration of not being able to play, though - I keep showing up to my team’s practices, but I can’t really play again until fall. I feel like we need a support group for injured quidditch players..
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