My first wreck, horray. Bruised ribs?
So the other morning me and my buddy stopped at a park to refill our bottles. While leaving we took the bike path out and he reached up to close a batting cage gate right as I was drinking. I looked over with just enough time to squeeze my brakes, but just with my left... aka the front. I went over the bars and luckily caught myself with his rear tire to the ribs... wait, not so lucky. I winded myself and my wife, a nurse insisted I go to the ER. So my ribs are bruised, not broken or cracked and I've got a sweet tire track across my ribs all the way around to my back. Well, and some road rash on my knee.
My question is, how long am I off the bike? I'm at a point now it hurts like hell to breath but I'm dying to get back on and ride. Like I said, nothing is broke, just bruised to hell. ANyone else ever had to deal with this? I generally heal pretty quickly, but I've never bruised my ribs before so I've got no clue how long this is going to take, but I'm dying here just sitting around. Anyone?