Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I've been feeling really good the last week. I just got my new belt in Karate (only 6 months out from black) and have been really excited to return to racing. Then tonight I was grappling with the teacher (again). We weren't even going at it that hard since I vowed to take it easy so as not to reinjure my back. And all of a sudden as I was trying finish the take down we both heard a "RRRIIIIIPPPPPP" and stopped. I actually initially thought that he dislocated his shoulder. Then I started to feel the pain in MY chest. I TORE MY FRIGGIN PECTORALIS (CHEST) MUSCLE!

I should just give up and make this into a medical blog instead of a biking one. In general these need to be repaired. I am going to see the Orthopedic surgeon tomorrow to see what he recommends. So I need to see what happens next and don't know if I can make it down to Hurricane. I'd like to come down even if I don't race. We'll see.

Here's some images of what I think is going on. We'll have to leave it to the expert for the final diagnosis.


KanyonKris said...

Wow, string of injuries. Things seem to run in bunches, hopefully this is the end.

Brad said...

Ouch!!! If bad things happen in 3's, you should be good to go from now on out. Get well soon. Hope to see u in Hurricane.

StupidBike said...

Dude, Dude, Dude,

Same thing is happening to Lyna, longe term injury getting bette, in February she tears her gastrocnemius kickboxing, just getting over that, Sunday she is on an easy ride, tio avoid a dog, locks up brakes at slow speed, Over the bars, lands weird, has some ligament or tenon damage in her pelvis, at least the xrays are clear.


Blackdog said...

Sorry to hear about that. I broke my Humerous in the area where you tore your muscle. I feel for you.

Keith said...

That's IT! Am I going to have to be one of those team manager that bans all not bike related sports to protect our team riders from injurying themselves doing non-cycling related things? Forget about that longboard you've been wanting Karl, you are banned! :)