Originally Posted by Gunsworth
My brother had the same.thing happen last year doing motocross. Only.his did not.pop out, but they had to cut out a significant amount of damaged muscle tissue. If he wants to continue doing motocross, they said he should.have the plates and screws removed once its healed. It will all.depend on how his muscles are, the bone is no big deal in the grand scheme of things. Given the time off it, he will fall behind the other players in conditioning...
Yeah, the plate can then be a stress point. Gronk with the Patriots re-borke his arm this year, the first break they put in a plate, the 2nd break was not a re-injury, but broke at the edge of the plates.