Now this was a friendly match I thought, but this same girl later took belted the hockey ball into the air with me being directly in front of her. I was smacked on the ring finger. I did swear a lot with girl saying "sorry I didn't mean it"!
The finger was immediately iced and went into A&E. X-rays showed two bits of bone had splintered off the main bone. The sister warned me no hockey/no contact sport for eight weeks. That means out of action until end of May! BUT my legs still work, so I asked the sister if running would be okay. She asked me if I was likely to fall down as any further trauma to the finger might cause complications. I'm pretty stable I responded. So running is okay :-) Of course I neither told her the distance nor about the tyre! I was warned that my finger will be in pain for the next couple of months.
I am a little nervous about this Sunday.......but have been icing the finger as well as putting an anti-inflammatory cream containing arnica with calendular. 3 days later, the swelling has been greatly reduced and my nurse friend has been impressed about the speed the bruising has gone down. Additionally there is very little pain, unless it is knocked. I still think the cream is a magic cream :-) Perhaps it will cure it for Sunday's run around the hills!