After spending the past six weeks battling away with four torn tendons and ligaments in my ankle, I had quick surgery on Wednesday morning at Christiana Hospital. Even though it was quite uncomfortable, I was able to figure out a way to press on and get through my big goal of competing at Rolex Kentucky.
The injury was very similar to what many baseball players get, so I went to renowned ankle specialist Dr Paul Kupcha, assisted by Dr. Gary Gutowski, both of whom have been famous for patching up the some of the Phillies' players. The boys were good enough to take a few snaps whilst on the job with my iPhone.
It looks like I will be out of action for a couple of weeks until the wounds heal, after which I will be able to return to dressage without stirrups. Until then I have plenty of time for teaching jumping lessons (text me on 610-806-2381), and admire Silva and Caitlin schooling the horses. Phillip has been good enough to jump my top horses, so there is a strong chance that the horses will be going better than ever when I make my return.
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