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Old     (buzz_grande)      Join Date: Mar 2004       11-02-2004, 8:31 PM Reply   
Out with a bunch of the crew Sunday and havin a really nice, sunny San Diego day. Last day for weekends at San V. Last run of the day Katie takes a fall. As I swing back around for the pick-up, I notice something is not right. Holding her knee, still in the bindings, and facial expressions that say "Oooowww". Not a good way to end the day. She was trying a TS W2W jump, landed, and heard a loud "POP". Man, that sucks!! Finally got her out of the bindings and onto the boat, and eventually away from the lake. If she puts any weight on the bad leg, she gets a pop (along with pain). To make a long story short, the first doc says probably at least an ACL tear, but needs an MRI. That should be by the end of the week.

This is the first BIG injury on my boat in 3 1/2 years (unless you count my abdominal tear. Anyone want to see those pics again? I didn't think so!)

Well, this really bites!!

Katie: Sorry! My boat is sorry!

This is even worse since Katie is one of my hardcore steadies. Always ready to go riding, shows up on time, etc. Two snowboarding trips in the past couple weeks, etc. Really sorry pal. We are all really feeling for you. Like I told you, many boarders get this kind of injury, and come back to tear up the lake again. Keep your chin up!!

Anyone with any similar injuries or encouragement? Pleas efeel free to pump up her spirits.


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