Im wondering about how injuries effected others return to racing?
I broke my clavical 2 weeks ago, had surgery and am expected to have a full recovery. That is months away. By mid summer / fall I plan to have regained at least my base by riding the recombant bike in the gym until my shoulder can hold my weight on the trainer and then get back on the road. Im a cat 4 50+master with many years of racing w/o serious injury and consistant mid pack performance. I race for fun/fitness.
My non racing friends are saying maybe you should stop racing b/c you will get hurt again. I admitt that and am on the fence about returning to the crash prone crit scene. I usually point out that getting hurt is part of life whether you race, group ride, drive a car or walk down stairs. An option is to relegate myself to the local club group riding scene which is quite strong...but as you probably know it isn't the same as racing.
I guess that questioning is a natural part of recovery as well as doubt. Anyway sorry to ramble, just looking for how others have delt with the decision to return to racing after a serious injury.