I was diagnosed today with "mildly" displaced fractures in the bones of my big toe. I will go see an ortho doc tomorrow. I can't see swinging a club for a while. Any guesses on how long a layoff this is likely to be?
Broken toe -- how long?
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I don't know. I suspect they'll tell you tomorrow, no? It might need surgery. It might need a cast.
I've had a couple of broken toes and didn't stop doing anything I would have normally done.
But I've never been smart enough to follow doctor's orders anyway.
I guess I still go by the words of my high school coach after I broke a finger in practice. "It'll get well after the season's over won't it?"
Which in "coach speak" meant: "Really? A broken finger? Get your ass back in there."
Actually, upon followup it turns out the fractures are not displaced. So that is good news. I suffered a sprained ankle at the same time as the toe, so I am out until I can start putting weight on it better. I should be able to tackle an exercise bike in a few days and start seeing how things hold up. When the ankle holds up I am sure I can do chipping and putting. I'm not sure how painful the toe will be. I don't think it will hurt to walk on it but I'm a rightie and it is my right big toe that is broken. A *good* swing would have me making a full turn facing the target and coming up on my toes on my right foot. That might not work so well, and might slow down the healing process considerably. Alas, my crapola swing bears little resemblance to the way it's supposed to be so that might not be much of a consideration, unfortunately.