Did something REEEEEEEEAL stupid today, and got a nice hunk of road rash directly on the kneecap on my right knee. I was just heading out to run an errand from work, hopped on the bike, pedaled maybe 1/2 of a revolution with my right foot, the back wheel came loose and jammed, bike stops moving, and I go down immediately. It was my fault for not checking the QR, but I have ridden the bike for 2 weeks and not had a problem.
Well, because I was going about 1 MPH, I landed with all my weight on my kneecap, which has a lovely 1/4 inch by 1 inch long hunk of skin missing, and a scrape that covers the whole knee. My question is, how should I go about letting it heal, and how long will this wonderful pain last? I am trying to keep my knee bent as much as possible, only because I'm concerned that if it scabs over with my leg straight, when I go to bend it, I'll explode. I have it covered, have some NeoSporin on it, and I cleaned it out good when it happened (running water, peroxide, lots of screaming, etc etc).
I know this is a rather sissy-like road rash because I wasn't theoretically even MOVING when it happened, but I'm hoping for some input to speed the healing process.