Whats up Combat forum,
You all may remember from the last thread I started regarding my troubles with spider guard. Anyways I have been training rather religiously 10 + hours a week not including conditioning work I do at the gym and I’ve made serious improvement.
But to cut to the chase. I sprained/maybe tore my AC joint. It wasn’t even live drilling or rolling. I wanted my partner to demonstrate how you can throw someone when you have a russian tie and the opponent just grabs your head with his free arm in a headlock. Well he screwed up (or maybe I did for letting him try) and pretty much pulled/drove my shoulder directly into the matt. There was an audible sound perhaps a pop or snap and my shoulder anatomy immediately felt disturbed. Thought it was the clavicle. But the coach didn’t think it was. ER doc took x-ray said the clavicle is in the correct position and does not look like it moved. But there is a solid size lump above where the AC joint is and I cant tell if my clavicle did shift as well as my shoulder or if the lump is swelling and it creates the illusion that looks like the clavicle and shoulder shifted. I had full ROM immediately after and even the next day. So ROM was never limited although there was certainly slight/mild pain at the end of ROM.
Anyone sprain/separate their shoulder? If So how long was your rehab before you started training? How did it affect your game? Also any input or opinion as to how serious you think my sprain is would be welcomed. Call me crazy but for some reason I value fellow grapplers opinions on recovery almost more than the doctors. I can throw up a pic for visual reference if anyone cares to see. I am honestly kind of phissed off and bit down trodden. I was putting so much effort into trying to get good. I was started to catch the higher belts in subs getting a couple purples in arm bars and kimuras/sweeps on a brown belt ( the brown belt was getting back into the sport after some time off though). My goal was to become kind of decent or competent before january which is when I start grad school and I may not be training that much for a while. Pretty much wanted to establish myself as the best white belt and be on par with the blue belts on any given day.