Yea, I went to the doc. I would have anyway, but I had to under force from the 5 EMT's and one nurse on my boat that day.
This happened early in the day, and I did not want to ruin everyone's day. I ended up going to the hospital that night, about 13 hours after the injury. Like I said, I had my medical staff on board. I was also keeping cold on it (the cold beer I had in my hand constantly that day). Kinda my version of an ice pack.
He said there was a significant strain/possible tear, but there was no herniation. Gave me Vicodin. Said to rest up, and take it easy, like I have a choice now.
My main concern is that now I am thinking the main cause of this could have been the fact that I never came out of the bindings. I am sure I could be in better shape also.
I was hoping to get more response from others as far as possible problems or other injuries when the bindings do not release. Flux, thanks for your input. Hope the abs are doing better. I am pretty concerned about a re-occurence. The doc said once you do this, you can have it happen again pretty easily, so you have to be really careful. I plan on that, and also getting into better shape. I will not be riding for probably 6-8 weeks. Bummed for sure!!!!
I promised no more photos, but I lied. Really, this is the last one. Taken 4 days after the crash.
Thanks again Flux