Kyle Jones

Professional Triathlete & Canadian Olympian

They come in threes

3 Comments

The last few months have been eventful. Surgery in November, followed by 6 weeks of recovery. Started back training in early January. Then, a week later I crashed hard on my bike at our camp in Maui. My head took most of the blow but thanks to my helmet I was okay. Other than some road rash the only injury lingering from the crash was my left hand/wrist. I must have jammed it somehow when I hit the ground because it’s been tender ever since. All the x-rays were normal but there was still some speculation on one of the bones in my wrist.

I’d been waiting for a CT scan to get a better image and I finally got one last week, thanks to some action in the pool Tuesday morning. With less than 50 metres to go in the warm-up Jon Bird and I collided head on. As soon as we hit, I knew it wasn’t good. I’m pretty sure my left hand went directly into his shoulder. I got out of the pool and drove straight to the doctor. Luckily I was able to get right in for the CT scan.

It turns out the bone in my wrist was fractured and I now have 2 more fractures in my hand from the collision that morning. I saw a plastic surgeon on Friday and the outlook is positive. No surgery is necessary and he thinks with 4 weeks of immobilization everything should heal nicely.

So, swimming is touch-and-go for the next little while but running is going well and with the weather we’ve been having here lately riding the trainer isn’t a big deal. My bike has been glued to the trainer for the past 2 weeks so it hasn’t been much of an adjustment.

Anyway, it’s just another bump in the road and I know it could always be worse, so I can’t complain too much. They say everything happens for a reason, maybe it was to complete the set so I’ll be clear sailing for the rest of the season!

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Author: Kyle Jones

Professional Triathlete 2012 Olympian 3x Canadian National Champion

3 thoughts on “They come in threes

  1. Kyle, I can commiserate here, I sprained BOTH hands/wrists hitting a speedbump on a night ride about 10 weeks ago,.yeah I know. Healed now to 95% function.

    Funny… swimming was the only sport I couldn’t still do at 100%. after the accident. There are water-proof cast covers out there if you want to chance some kicking drills. I used one on my broken foot a couple years ago, and it worked great.

    http://www.waterproofcast.com/howto.html

    Heal fast.

  2. Head up dude. I’m still mired in health issues but like hell i’m giving up. Perseverance is everything.

  3. That’s quite a go there. On the bright side, 3 of those 4 weeks are almost down!

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