Hey all... Gotta love the electronic world these days. I actually heard that I had come back up on GSG via a facebook message from a GSG member, hah. Thanks for keeping me in your thoughts. I have been delinquent with updates and for that I apologize.
I had my cast off just before the holidays and was in a walking boot until the 3rd week of January. Things were going pretty well and I was finally able to walk without pain by the time the walking boot came off. Walking without the boot (as per the doctor's orders) caused 2 of the screws in my leg to break, however. Think of what happens when you bend a paperclip back and forth too many times... eventually it just snaps.
So with the screws broken the doctor bumped up the removal of said hardware (apparently it's not that big of a deal they broke, although it did make for a more difficult removal). I had those 2 screws taken out on 2/5 in NYC. The whole procedure took about an hour and involved more carpentry tools than medical tools from what I remember (hammers, drills, screwdrivers etc). Due to the fact that they had to dig into the bone to get out 2 of the broken halves, I am back on crutches now until my next doc's appointment this Thursday the 14th.
The remaining screws and the plate will stay in my leg until my career is over, whenever that may be. The doctor has yet to commit to a date when I can start running, but said it should be some time around mid-March to April if everything goes well.
The league just contacted me last week and informed me that I have to fly back up to Canada to testify in yet ANOTHER hearing for Jimenez. I'm glad the CFLPA is doing such a great job of protecting him... I just wish they'd do something for me too as I'm going on my 4th month laid up down here in constant pain and frustration. I can't believe the process is still going on with all the eye-witness evidence and the bit that was caught on the edge of the film (not to mention the previous clips of him attempting the same kind of maneuver which ARE caught fully on film). It's rather sad really that there has been no conclusion and certainly no kind of justice. I am not looking forward to traveling back up North just to sit there and hear Jimenez lie through his teeth again while I sit with my leg up on a chair to reduce swelling. It might piss some people off that I'm saying such things on here, but too bad... I don't feel I owe anyone the courtesy of censoring myself at this point after what has/hasn't been done to/for me. I'm not the type to complain, but I still can't walk and who knows if I can run again... only time will tell. I hope this hearing in April sees things set relatively right.
Thanks again for the concern and well-wishes of the fans who religious check this board and love the Red!