So I am coaching Junior boys Basketball this year, and it's part of my activity level. I really enjoy basketball and I am having fun with my team at our practices and the games. It's a good thing we are having fun because they aren't winning but they are definitely improving. We started out with 18 boys and I now have 11. But basketball and I are a dangerous mix.
When I was in school I played basketball in junior high, in high school I lost interest and was working so I could not give up my time for sports. I sometimes regret that decision but it is what it is. However, I don't think i was a bad player, I do think I was an easily injured player. I don't remember a season of basketball passing without me taping up at least four different fingers in buddy splints and an ankle. I remember having a middle finger and a ring finger that more closely resembled sausages then actual fingers. I remember hobbling around on crutches and taping my joints all the time. So I was a little accident prone when I played basketball. I had hoped that I had outgrown this unfortunate hazard, but apparently I have not.
Today at practice I jammed a knuckle on my pointer finger of my right hand. I don't think it's broken because I can bend it and stuff, but it hurts to extend my finger and bend it into a fist. But i have movement, it feels more like it needs to be cracked or popped back into place. Hopefully it will heal quickly, because it is very awkward trying to type with a buddy splint.
6 years ago