It is hard to stay off the bikes at the height of the season when injured, but depending on severity, what do you do? I'm sure we have all ridden with injury before and to the detriment of our health, probably extending the recovery time significantly.
In January I took a nasty spill on plow sand and was out eight weeks with a pretty sore left elbow and wrist. I [thankfully] avoided a cast and healed up slowly. I know wear neoprene ACE braces on my wrists and it helps tremendously. I expect to be off of them in the next few weeks.
About two months ago, I took a spill on the right side (this, after never having wrecked since childhood) and last night discovered that while the elbow is not sore and has full range of motion, it looks like I am growing a ping pong ball in there. That's right, another ACE brace for the elbow. I look like a friggin' transformer now, but the sun sleeves tone the armored look down a bit.
I'll heal up ok, but was wondering at what level you all take time off the bike to heal. Do you risk furthering the injury or prolonging the recovery? Recently, some of you have had some wicked injuries, and I hope you heal quickly. When we spend all winter whining about how cold it is, July is a tough month to be off the bikes.