Riding with a separated shoulder.  Injury timeline, recovery, and training process

I separated my shoulder a month ago and I wanted to document my recovery process, and go over how I was able to get back on my bike and continue training.

If you follow me on Strava you know I had a pretty bad crash at Mt Penn a month ago resulting in a grade 2 separated shoulder. And since this is such a common injury for mountain bikers I thought I would create a video on what happened, my timeline for recovery, and how I was able to get back on my bike to train again.

The good news is no surgery was required, and while I will have a permanent bump on my shoulder, the doctors think a full recovery is no problem. Currently I’m in week four, and I have regained full mobility. Unfortunately I’m still unable to ride my mountain bike or trail run as the shoulder is still very weak but hopefully with physical therapy and strength training I will be back on the trails soon.

Note: I’m not a doctor or athletic trainer. I just wanted to share my experience on how I dealt with my separated shoulder. If you are going through something similar, consult a medical professional before attempting any kind of physical activity.

Thank you to everyone for your love and support.


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Footage notes: All shots were taken at my office in Ardmore, and one the streets of Gladwyne PA. #shoulderinjury #recovery #cycling #training #mtb #mountainbiking #injuries

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