Very eventful day, but unfortunately not in terms of training.
Saw the doctor at 4.30 who ordered me in for an x ray and mri.
I attended our local private clinic and they very kindly saw me immediately;
I’ve torn the muscle in my right forearm/wrist and snapped a ligament.
We weren’t out of ammunitiion yet so I saw the national am team’s physio, who’s going to help me repair it.
6 weeks with no impact or load.
Taking the bright side here. If ever I wanted the opportunity to work on technique exclusively, here is my opportunity!
Obviously both my coach and myself are gutted, but I actually see this as an opportunity. If anyone has any experience of training one armed, or with any restrictions I’d appreciate your input!
Sorry to hear about the ligament mate.
I dislocated my shoulder a couple of times (once during a fight). I spent the next two months shadow boxing and keeping up with my road work.
I used the time to focus on my defense and footwork. It was one of the periods in my training where I made the biggest leap forwards. All the pressure of ‘being a fighter’ was off my shoulders, and I could just relax and work on the 50% of boxing that inevitably gets neglected. We obviously place a lot of importance on punching effectively, and always punching better or harder. It’s not so easy in a sport where your pride is so openly on display to ignore throwing punches, and focus on moving nicely, efficiently, and effectively. It’s also not a sport where it is easy to make defense your main focus. Right from the first time sparring, the blokes that stick it out tend to be the ones that get hit and think ‘right motherfucker, I’m gonna get you for that one’. Most don’t get the opportunity to spend weeks or months perfecting their defensive qualities. I would see the injury as potentially a hidden blessing, although it is only what you make of it.