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Nick Jacobsen injured

Postby Toby » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:46 pm

Bad news from Cape Town, just before the King of the Air ....
Nick Jacobsen broke his fibula.

Here a video he just posted:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd7G-1dhTkR ... k_jacobsen

Wishing him a speedy recovery!!!!
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Re: Nick Jacobsen injured

Postby lindseym » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:02 pm

Nick is truly an old soul and great guy. His attitude about this is impressive and I'm sure he'll have a quick and clean recovery.

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Re: Nick Jacobsen injured

Postby iriejohn » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:40 pm

Depending on where and how his fibula is broken it will typically require plating, or a cast or splint, or if broken in just the "right place" a surgical sock and a pair of crutches.

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Re: Nick Jacobsen injured

Postby dylan* » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:52 pm

Oh man and a hotel room right on the beach staring at the ocean too, haha. Torture.

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Re: Nick Jacobsen injured

Postby longwhitecloud » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:21 pm

That is what I did 10 months ago. Ligament usually snaps too. Immediately move back in with your parents is my advice if you can... It is a seriously sh1t injury to get.

Takes a year to fully heal usually. I can kite again but still only waveriding right now.

Big shame, but a long break and back into it after rehab!

Didn't kevin L do the same thing?

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Re: Nick Jacobsen injured

Postby H2Oaltitude » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:41 pm

longwhitecloud wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:21 pm
That is what I did 10 months ago. Ligament usually snaps too. Immediately move back in with your parents is my advice if you can... It is a seriously sh1t injury to get.

Takes a year to fully heal usually. I can kite again but still only waveriding right now.

Big shame, but a long break and back into it after rehab!

Didn't kevin L do the same thing?
Kevin fractured his ankle. I'm bummed for Nick... so unfortunate. Has anyone seen Tonya around Cape??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voUMQrLy_uY

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Re: Nick Jacobsen injured

Postby Toby » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:09 am

One year??? That’s really bad!!!!

Well, let’s hope he will be back for KOTA 2019 then !!

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Re: Nick Jacobsen injured

Postby longwhitecloud » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:03 am

In medicine a fracture and break are the same thing.

Good luck to him, everyone is different, but I was thinking 6 months when I was told a year back to full strength. I was pretty upset!

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Re: Nick Jacobsen injured

Postby a99 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:37 am

Can you write to us Longwhitecloud how you got this injury ? Bad landing after kiteloop ?

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Re: Nick Jacobsen injured

Postby iriejohn » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:55 am

Recovery times can vary hugely.

Broke my left fib when I was crushed while wave sailing a large(ish) wave and didn't manage to get my front foot out of the strap before it broke on me. Sailing back to shore with a broken fib was fun. Not. But my wetsuit kept stuff roughly in place.

Told by the hospital that I'd broken it "nicely and in just the right place", walked out with a surgical stocking and crutches, and was back on (flat) water in 6 weeks and waves in 10. Luckily it was my left fib so I could still drive my auto car.


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