What's your worst injury? Broken ankle/foot ... spiral fracture of the leg bone right at the ball connection point (yes, that's the technical medical terminology, LOL). Such a dumb injury, doing snaps in tiny waves and medium gusty wind, just as i was about to turn kite kinda stalled, I fell backwards and front foot was off board, then kite powered up quick pulling my leg back onto/into board in a hurry. Snap. Freak accident that shouldn't have happened strapless. Getting out of the wetsuit was a memorable experience.
How long were you out of the game?
Luckily just air cast and crutches, no surgery. I was out 4 months.
What did you do to fill the gap?
Took about 3 days of moping to realize I needed some movement. Ended up doing whatever workouts I could manage with 1 bum leg. Started with pushups against a fence. Funny thing is, I hate working out and never do it, even though I know I need to. I figure I ended my injury phase in better shape than I went in.
For fun, I went to the beach a few times and took photos and videos of buddies. Also figured out I could salmon fish, just tie a garbage bag around cast for water tightness and for fish blood.
Did you continue Kitesurfing?
Though have to admit, I became tentative about some things, especially strapless airs. Kinda one of those sad moments where it felt like my brain caught up with the year on my birth certificate.