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November 6, 2008


Four minutes and 30 seconds into my run this morning I stepped on some uneven asphalt at McMaster and heard a crack.  I could tell right away that this was more than just a regular sprain.  This time it was my right side and my foot was killing.  This pain was on another level and I knew my foot was broken.  Sent an email to the troops that my foot was broken and I would not be making the trek to Quebec.

I got some X-rays that confirmed my 5th metatarsal was broken.  The good thing is that it didn’t break right off and it doesn’t need to be re-set or need surgery.  It’s busted 2/3 the way through the bone.  I have an aircast so when I’m ready I can take it off and pool run. 

The doctor asked if I had broken my foot there before.  He asked because there are signs of calcium deposits right where the fracture is.  It must of been from a stress fracture I had last September but never got fully diagnosed because I had my bonescan a couple of weeks after the end of the season.  Makes sense now why it hurt on some of my runs last year.

The prognosis is 4-6 weeks with no running although I will see an orthopedic surgeon next week for a closer look.  Luckily I have another orthopedic surgeon looking over my X-rays today to make sure everything is in the right place.




  1. slice permalink
    November 6, 2008 3:27 pm

    oh man…that sucks dude! hope it heals quick! will we be seeing more of weekend Reid due to this injury? hope so!!

  2. November 6, 2008 4:43 pm

    that blows. hopefully you are getting all the bad luck and injuries out of your system. your luck is bound to change – hang in there.

  3. Skuj permalink
    November 6, 2008 8:21 pm

    OFFS! 2008 has been a strange one, Reid. Nate Brannen is your man! Remember what he did in 08 after all those troubles.

  4. November 6, 2008 10:16 pm

    Sorry to hear that.

    This is one of those moments where “great men are born.”

  5. November 7, 2008 5:48 am

    Too bad man, I read your blog by chance from Spain since a few months ago and it seems that you’ll having bad luck this year. Luckily, 2008 is almost over and maybe we can train like dogs soon (I’m not pro, though, just an amateur triathlete).

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