I had a bad crash earlier this week…
It was one of those crashes where halfway through I was already pissed at myself for being so stupid on what should have been an easy log crossing.
My left hand has been swollen for the past three days. Generally I don’t like going to the urgent care for minor stuff but since it was a lot of swelling I finally decided to go get some x-rays to put my mind at rest.
When I crashed my fingers bent backwards. In the end it turns out nothing is broken but I have “Mallet Finger“. I need to wear a finger brace for the next eight to ten weeks. This is on my left hand pinky. I am right handed so it’s not that big of a deal but it sucks a little while riding. All the fingers are affected but only the pinky got the Mallet.
Mallet finger is not that big of a deal and even with the brace it may not recover but god gave us ten fingers so we would have some spares.
I may setup my bike “moto style” to put the front brake in my right hand as I recover. The doc felt it was okay to ride but thinks it would be a good idea to avoid crashing for a while.
Before you ask the x-ray is not actually my hand but it is how I felt.