I mountain bike.
I also just severely damaged in my right hand, middle finger.
I would like to say I did it fighting off some evil ninja’s while saving a damsel in distress. I would like to say I did it while training and exerting tremendous physical effort.
I was pulling weeds out of my garden. Specifically – not that it matters – from my strawberry bed. I’ll tell you – I am feeling pretty manly about this right now. 🙂
I have full control of my right hand however my middle finger is very week. Grasping anything with any strength is difficult. Although not very painful, it is very uncomfortable. Doctors said I could have damaged some ligaments.
I never thought something like this would happen. Heck – I really never even knew there was a tendon where it is. I heard a very loud “POW!!” and felt my finger move a bit. I was instantly educated on where my tendons are in my finger.
I have an appointment to see an orthopedist on July 14th. I am not looking forward to this.
In the meantime I have to deal with this. Deal with it I will. My stickfighting is over for right now – unless I want to train left-handed. Crossfit just became even more difficult as my grip is weak and that limits exercises I can do. Shooting pistols is troublesome and this is all the reason needed to train off-hand.
Be careful as those weeds can hurt more than just your plants.