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"I knuckled awkwardly on a reasonably large kicker in Les Deux Alpes and felt a savage ‘pop’ in my right foot – I’d snapped my Achille’s tendon. The prognosis after the operation was a tolerable four months out, but two months later I managed to slip over on a dodgy rug and it popped again. That meant three more ops, and a further five months out for the wound to properly close so I could learn to walk again and start my rehab!"

- Charlie Bulbrook

Oooft, this looks like something out of The Walking Dead… We’ve always wanted to know: what’s worse, doing your Achilles or listening to that godawful Toploader song?

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Injury-of-the-month-2015-2

"I took a big fall at high speed whilst riding at Glenshee last season. After surgery to repair the arm with a metal plate and screws, my body reacted badly and I had to have it opened up on both sides to allow the swelling to reduce! All is good now; the arm is getting stronger all the time but I will always have slightly reduced mobility with my left wrist, and a tidy set of scars to remind me – as we should all know – to never call ‘last run’!"

- J Lovie

That’s a doozy, and a definite contender for gnarliest ever! Just don’t show it to an American – he’ll most likely rip your arm off and throw it to his Wide Receiver.

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"This is a story all about how

My arm got flipped turned upside down,

And I'd like to take a minute, just chill right there,

I'll tell ya all about about the time I caught some bad air…"

- Steven Bukoan

OK, so this is far from the worst injury we’ve ever seen, but you win for two reasons. 1) last month’s injury still haunts our dreams, and we’re not ready for another savage one yet; and 2) you took the time to rewrite the ENTIRE Fresh Prince intro to describe your injury. Sadly space constraints – and our better judgment – prevented us from printing the rest…

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Injury-of-the-month-2015-4

"Wanna see my gash?

On the first day of a freestyle course in Avoriaz I learned how not to land in pow... The nose of my board dug in and all my weight flipped on to my arm, resulting in a dislocated elbow and torn artery. The doctors initially thought I'd cut my arm on my snowboard but I had to keep telling them that my jacket wasn't cut – it was the force of the landing that tore open my inner elbow. I reckon that if I was going faster and was totally committed I would have nailed it! I've learnt for next time...
Don't tell the boss but I'm finally getting back on my board this season with a holiday booked for January. Bring it!!"

- Erica Frost

Glad to hear this injury hasn’t put you off snowboarding Erica. It has, however, put us off our lunch.

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"My submission is a picture of my arm after an unsuccessful first attempt at a backside boardslide down a jump-on rail. I came off the side and all my weight landed on my arm – it snapped the wrong way, and I had to miss my holiday to France. Also here’s a picture of my arm on the outside... Hacked through my tattoo."

- Rob Girtchen

Is there such a thing as snapping the RIGHT way, Rob? Seriously, though, having your sleeve ruined adds insult to injury, and we feel for you.

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Injury-of-the-month-2015-6

"I got told to send you this photo of my leg after having a plate and fourteen screws put in there. Sent a rodeo on to a rock that was hidden underneath the landing of the kicker a friend and I had built, and broke both my tibia and my fibula. Had surgery on the 24th December so spent Christmas in hospital – you can imagine what a bag of fun that was..."

- Adam Laister

This is ho-ho-horrible Adam. Yule wish you’d checked the landing more thoroughly; hope you don’t think it’s Rudolf me to say that.

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"I slammed my taint so hard on a rock that I broke both my tailbone and my L1 at the same time"

- Shawn Perry

Such a scene has not been seen by the Whitelines staff since staff photographer Dan Medhurst celebrated Mardi Gras...

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"Landed too flat. Broken heel. Had the op: plate and nine screws. Things got worse before they got better, as you can see. Ankle is still knackered, but I can board and work. Waiting on a bionic one now...

Worst thing I've ever done to myself - I've broken my radius, femur and a few other smaller bones, dislocated my hip and shoulder, but the heel is a nasty mofo."

- Anthony Langlands

Wowee Anthony! That looks hella nasty, but in the wise words of yourself and Professor Brian Cox: 'things can only get better...'

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Injury-of-the-month-2015-10

"English pasty anyone?"

- Kris Olejko

Don't let our Kernow-based editor-in-chief catch you calling that an 'English' pasty, that's a proper Cornish paaasty an' no mistake! Though you could probably hazard a guess and what kind of meat lies within that mess, more than you could say for a service station Ginsters...

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Injury-of-the-month-2015-9

From Cedric Ronot

No wonder there was no accompanying text with this, we don't think Meccano ever made voice boxes, and that's clearly what they rebuilt you out of! Six Million Dollar Man? 60p more like...

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