So I was filming a few more clips for the web video last week and was doing nosepick to over toothpick fakie on the street spine at Jaycee. I do it all the time so I did it first try. But apparently since I started the trick going opposite that means I’m supposed to turn around from the fakie opposite. So after a 5 minute discussion or so I said fuck it I’ll do it the right way just to clear up any issues. So I go a tad bit too fast and my front wheel skips right over the top and then I miss my peg… 6 foot drop to my ankle. Great.
Continue reading about Dan’s weird crash/injury
I felt something snap/pop and immediately was bummed. Main reason being that I was supposed to leave the next day to do some shows and make some money. Not to mention that I probably wouldn’t be riding at all for a while. So I got up and tried to walk… Which I succeeded in doing for a few steps. Then I fell/sat down and my ankle started gushing blood. Which was odd because nothing hit my ankle.
Then the pain set in and I felt like I was going to throw up. I got a ride to the ER where the triage nurse told me it looked to be an open fracture (bone popped through the skin) and that I’d probably end up needing surgery. So I’m bummed needless to say. Called the guys I was supposed to be doing shows with and told them I was out and then got some x-rays. The doc comes in and says in disbelief that it’s not broken. But that doesn’t explain the quarter size hole on my ankle. The only thing he could think of is that my ankle dislocated, the bone popped through my skin (5 stitches) and then in the same instant… popped back into place. What? Yea… Real random. The doctor couldn’t even believe it.
So that was almost a week ago and its been about 10 different colors and 5 different shapes since. Not to mention the excruciating pain that has come with it due to the fact that the doctor messed up my pain pill prescription. But that’s a whole other story. I’ll keep you updated as I go to the doctor again to see what’s up and get some proper pain pills!!