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Let me start this off my saying I am an Idiot. I focus to much on one thing and don't pay attention to other things. Having said that, I am out on a new 9 hole course about 35 min from my house. Neat little course, a lot of fun. I get to the 7th hole. Each hole has a Very Nice printed hole sign with the distance and layout of the hole. They are in metal frames that are about chest high. I line up on the right side of the teepad on #7 and let loose with a high hyzer. I hear BOOM and feel A LOT of pain in my hand. I got TO CLOSE to the hole sign and backhanded it on my follow through.
I took some skin off the top and hit my middle and ring finger knuckles pretty hard, so they are all swollen. I got a 1/4 cut on the top of my middle finger that is down to the bone. I butterflied it cause I don't want to go to the Doc for 1 stitch.
As the day has gone on it is getting harder and more painful to make a fist, but at least I know I didn't break it.
The DUMBEST part was as soon as I realized what I did, all I could think was. "I GOTTA FINISH MY ROUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!". And, in true stupid form, I did. Plus another 9 holes. I used my disc towel to stop the bleeding long enough to throw between holes, then realized I had bandaids in my SUV. Yes, I am Special. At least I played a -2 for 18 holes, then another -2 on the second 9 holes.
Anyone else ever get a disc golf injury?
I rolled my ankle bad, all the way to the ground. this was on the 2nd hole of the 2nd round of a tourney. Now I was in pain but could still xstep and throw, so i played on. About 10 holes later, I rolled it all the way to ground again..... Now I can hardly walk but stupidly played on. finished out the last 4 or 5 holes babying my ankle the best I could.
Found out 4 days later when I gave up and wind to the hospital that I almost tore one of the ligaments in my ankle clean through. Needless to say the Xray was one of the most painful things I've ever gone through and I've broken both arms and one foot lol.
Now when I feel im going to twist my ankle, I just fall over to try to not be hurt as bad. I have re injured it 3 times playing too. It suck every time....
I had a similar thing happen my first time at La Mirada. I'd never been to a course that didn't have seperate teepads, so I had no idea that there even were the little tape brackets indicating teepad. I threw off the dirt right next to the teesign. I backhanded it and eventually the top of my hand swelled up to about the size of a golf ball.
However, I did play 36 holes after that :)
Also, I killed both my ankles at Oak Grove one day. One on a step thru off of #4's tee and the other one I stepped on a rock on hole 9 that looked stable enough but wasn't.
Not really an injury but I was laid up for the month of July and most of August with Lyme disease this summer. I never saw the tick that infected me, but the only time I was in the woods prior to contracting the disease was playing DG, so it’s almost certainly a related ailment.
Disc-golf related injuries:
Torn left MCL;
Wrist and elbow tendinitis;
pulled left oblique muscle...