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I’m in ER now. Rolled the 660 in a turn and planted left leg to keep from actually rolling over. Blew out knee bad. I’m in bad bad pain . Knew swelled double its size. X rays are done. Looks like an ACL TEAR.
 

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Well that is terrible news. Get some good mesds bud, work that leg when the doc tells you to. Hope for a speedy recovery, spring is right around the corner...
 

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That sounds horrible and it may take a while, but something you can make a full recovery from. Keep the big picture in mind, could have been worse and will soon be a memory. Now on to the second most important question after a wreck: is the bike ok?
 

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Aww that's bad news. Get well soon buddy. I hope it's not anything serious.
 

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Bike is ok except for bent handle bars. Update on me is that I have a broken Tibia just below the knee. I have to see a surgeon at 1 pm tomorrow. They think I will have to have surgery but for sure. They gave me a shot of morphine and let me come home just moments ago after 6 hours in ER
 

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Ouch that sucks. Hopefully you will have a speedy recovery!! ER rooms are the worst.
 

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Man, this sucks, im sorry bro. Hey, at least your not a horse! Theyd be like "bring out that big white sheet..." No, seriously though, we all wish you a speedy full recovery. Sure hope this doesnt damper your outlook on riding in the future. Keep us posted on your progress

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I have received bad news. I have a 1/2 inch wide fracture at the top of my Tibula. The fracture tapers down 3 inches long. You can see the top of the fracture indicated by the top ink mark in the picture. It is also a compression fracture as bone material from the knee area was compressed down into the fracture. I am getting a pre surgery cat scan in order to plan for the surgery. The surgery will include adding filler material to the area around my knee and a plate and "several " screws used to secure the bone. The surgeon has told me that the earliest I can return to work will be 3 weeks from today.
 

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Damn dude. That is bad news, but hey you can catch up on daytime soaps!
 

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Yes it easily could have. Very glad to hear that's all it was and nothing more. Sucks to be off work that long though. I would drive my wife absolutely batty being around me so long. Or vice versa, lol.
 

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Sorry to hear this. Our sport is dangerous no doubt about it. Always one of my fears is flipping. It could have been worse though. And hope you make a speedy recovery man.
 

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Surgery went smoothly. Actually had part of a bone from a donor that had passed away to replace part of my bone. The hospital staff tells me that ATV accidents/injuries resulting in hospital stays happen more frequently than any other accident/injury. As stated before on this forum I am 56 yrs old and have just recently got back into riding after 12 yrs not riding st all and 20 yrs since I did serious racing and riding. It’s in my blood and I love it so I plan on riding again once I heal. Unfortunately I guess I need to admit my age and adjust my riding style accordingly. Stay safe my friends.
 

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Glad everything went ok. now the wait time to heal up and then get back on the "horse"
 

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I am 58 and just got back into 4 wheeling myself... this winter i went to a 686 bore with a 11 to 1 compression wiseco piston and stage two cam.. also widened it 3” and lowered it 3”.... made a huge difference for stability so far but i have not tested it fully as I’m am still in break in period
 

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Haha!

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