Windsurfing at Tiana in late October I mucked up a jump. My back foot came out of the strap, I did a split and bonked my head with the boom during the landing. Here's what I said at the time:
"I was more concerned with my legs, which did not feel good after the split. But there was some blood coming from my head when I made it on shore. Surely it was nothing"
I got a good blog post out of it, what with Dr. Pain talking about stitches and all. But truth be told it was my legs that I should have been most concerned with. I pulled my left hamstring (when during the landing the unstrapped right foot went way down into the water whilst my left foot stayed afloat with the board, raising my foot to Rockette heights...I am not a Rockette as Hulse will confirm). For six weeks now I've been a teense hampered. There are plenty of things I can do, but overall my leg strength is down, and I can not hold a jibe position (bent leg pressing down) with any authority. How long does a hamstring injury take to heal? When I googlify the question I find "moderate strains" take 10 days to six weeks to heal, and severe strains six to ten weeks. I'm at five and a half weeks now.
Gotta book me a massage.