Anyone Played After Broken Ribs?

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  1. CivicLx

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    Was in a car accident here in Ireland back on Sept 10 and broke 4 ribs and bruised and pierced a lung. I'll be headed back to California on Thursday and feel like I could do some light hitting on Sunday. I certainly won't go full speed but I feel like I could still get some enjoyment out of it. I stopped playing sets a long time ago so there would be no serving involved.

    Have any of you guys ever had broken ribs? If so, how long before you were back on the courts again?
     
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  2. scotus

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    I was back on court about 5 wks after, but I only had 1 rib broken.
     
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  3. CivicLx

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    Was your first time out "b to the w" or were you taking it easy during that first hit. I did order an IG Prestige Mid from TW so looking forward to trying that out when I get back!
     
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  4. scotus

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    I certainly took it easy when I first came back.

    Also, I did a lot of rehab type of workouts (extremely light weights) as soon as I could breathe and move without pain.

    But your injury is far more serious than mine. You not only broke more ribs but also punctured a lung. That tells me that your broken rib(s) went out of alignment and may give you more problems when you move your torso left and right during your tennis strokes.
     
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  5. sovertennis

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    You'll be fine, as long as you enjoy feeling like a knife is being inserted into your ribs each time you hit the ball.

    I've broken ribs several times from mt bike falls. They take weeks to get better.
     
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  6. ollinger

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    Many of us (myself included) have played with broken ribs and not even known about it. It's very common on chest X-rays to see old fracture healing sites on ribs, and then find out the patient was not aware of ever having broken it/them.
     
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