After some extreme pain in my pectoral region following several snowboarding crashes, I got checked out by the doc.
I feared that I’d cracked or broken ribs and that I was looking at 12 weeks of recovery (and 12 weeks without swinging a golf club). Fortunately I “sprained” the area connecting rib bone and rib cartilage. Recovery time is approximately three weeks.
You learn something new every day. I didn’t know that the rib area between your sternum and your pectoral is actually cartilage and not really bone.
I’m very happy and thankful the injury isn’t as bad as I’d thought it was. The pain certainly feels that bad 🙁 I’m glad I’ll only have to wait about 3 weeks to swing a club and not several months.