Monday, January 14, 2008


I hurt my knee today. It was one of those freak things that happen and if you can get up and realize that nothing hurts, you’d probably fall out laughing at yourself. But when you realize that it does hurt, the smile quickly fades.

At the beginning of last year I sprained my ankle pretty severely shortly after I began training by doing an exercise designed to strengthen your ankle of all things. Total klutz. So today in the weight room, as I took my fall over a box I clearly saw sitting there, I once again reaffirmed my clumsiness.

I have no idea if there is something seriously wrong with it. Right now it’s swollen and so of course that makes it hard to do much of anything because it’s stiff and throbbing and all that good stuff, but I hope once the swelling goes away I’ll just be left with a big bruise on my knee, a few scrapes, and not much else.

It’s amazing how when you’re forced to miss a day of practice it seems like the worst form of punishment where any other day practice itself is the punishment. I know that in this sport you are going to have your occasional bumps and bruises, I just hope to God this is one of the minor ones.


Anonymous said...

Ouch. I pray that it is just a bruise and nothing more.

Jackie Edwards said...

Hope it's nothing too serious Bri!

Nigel "6five" Bigbee said...

I hate when you fall in slow motion and it hurts more than if you were to run into a wall or something.