type 1 cyclist wrote:
Has anyone on this forum suffered the same injury and returned to full athletic activity?
I crashed in a criterium and suffered a non-displaced femoral neck fracture when I was 30 y old (I'm now 55). I returned to competition after I had the hardware removed 1-1.5 y later, and had some of my best years after that. I also dabbled in duathlons for a couple of years, and was able to work up to running 6-7 h/wk and completed a 30 km race w/o any real problems (although some hints of hip joint pain suggested I shouldn't do more).
In short, all I really have to show for the experience are some bad memories, a nasty scar, a ~5% strength/power deficit on one side, and stories to tell. Here's hoping your long-term outcomes are comparable.
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