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cracked rib?

snowroo2010-07-01 16:12:14 +0000 #1
I fell off my mtb 8 days ago. Did an endo. Hit hard on my right side, on soft dirt.

Felt like I'd been kicked in the chest by a horse. It was very painful the next 3 days. 8 days later, I still really hurt. I have a specific sore spot on my LEFT side under the bra band. I find I'm short of breath trying to tell a story. Hurts to get up. Or twist. Turn the steering wheel. Can't lie on that side. Now at least I can roll from my back to the other side.

Could I have cracked a rib? If so, how long till I can ride again?
Selkie2010-07-01 16:21:04 +0000 #2
Go get an xray. Several years ago, I took a bad spill and thought I broke a rib. Ended up being a chest contusion.

Hope you feel better soon.

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