Well if anyone tells you that you're safe at the front, just remember that's not always true. I was riding at the front when this happened and the guy accelerated on the outside and cut right into my line. I fumbled it for a second but as he kept turning into me I just took a crap and went down.
Initially I knew my hip as fubared pretty good. It felt pretty numb at first and I could barley move my leg. I eventually remounted the bike and pedaled with my right foot as some nice guy out of the Masters field pulled out to help me. I got a ride from my buddy Will rode to the race and was going to carpool back with me.
Arrived at urgent care and took some Xrays, they weren't 100% sure if it was a break or a artery(vein) running along that path and after 10mins confirmed it was a fracture. They scrubbed my road rash which hurt metrically. I didn't need pain meds because when they weren't touching me I didn't feel much pain. Moving the leg resulted in massive pain. Off to the emergency room where they took another x-ray and prepped me for some screw insertion.
They say that I was lucky that the bone wasn't heavily displaced and the screws should hold it together pretty good while it heals. I asked them if I need to take them out later and they said they weren't sure but will need to evaluate that in the future, right now I need the fracture to heal. I guess I should be glad I didn't get more hardware in the leg
All in all I'm upset but I kind of knew at some point I'd get into a wreck, just didn't think it would be this bad...
They say no weight bearing exercises for 6 weeks then I need to start physiotherapy and then maybe at 3 months I could ride a bike again. I hope to take it slowly but go to a physical therapist that specializes in bike accidents and is more oriented toward sports injuries and not just your typical old person that fell down the stairs.
Here is the vid, feel free to comment and tell me if I was the noob.
Plus Side: I get to focus more on my programming and moving into another career.
Neg Side: I am crippled.
Park2Park El Dorado Series - 15 April 2014 - Cat 4/5 Crash on Vimeo