I think I hurt somebody in BJJ this weekend, and I'm wondering how badly. Oddly enough, I was rolling pretty light. I'm not certain exactly how it happened, and I can't find anything on the internet about this kind of accident either. Maybe some other grapplers have seen this.
I swept my training partner from butterfly guard, but as I came up (somewhat slowly, because I was favoring a hurt knee), he spun into an omoplata. As I rolled through to defend (again lightly), I felt something underneath my back give way and heard this series of crunching sounds. It reminded me of some one chewing up a piece of hard candy.
So I turned around and the guy was holding his ankle. I expected to see it laying at some grotesque angle, but it looked okay. He didn't give me much time to investigate. Just told me he'd be fine, grabbed his gear, and limped out the door.
Since I wasn't in a position to see it, I'm not positive what happened, but my best guess is that he didn't fold his leg (the one attacking my arm/shoulder) back towards is own body, but instead left it extended in front of my head/shoulders. When I rolled through his shin and ankle were trapped a few inches off the mat and caved in under my weight.
Has anyone ever seen this sort of thing?
Also, if it was something serious, like a break rather than say a light sprain, would the signs be immediate or could shock disguise the extent of the injury until later?
If he broke it, he'd know it. My guess is just cartilage popping and a light sprain. I pop my ankles on anearly hourly basis
Thanks, man. Makes me feel better. Hate to think that I really ****ed some one up.
Originally Posted by BulldogWrestler
Ouch. That's sounds brutal.
Saw him again at BJJ last week. Asked him about the ankle. Said that it still gives him a bit of trouble, but no bones were broken. He showed me where he's got bumps and deformities around the ankle area. Maybe torn cartilage that healed back funny (I have some of that from when I separated a rib.). Seems like decent damage done, but nothing long term thankfully.
Originally Posted by bonjjj
bjj is a brutal sport