When I hear about runners’ injuries, they usually involve stress fractures, ankle sprains and other complaints about which any other distance runner could likely commiserate. What I’m telling you about today has absolutely nothing to do with typical injuries runners might get during a race; I recently stumbled across an article in a British paper describing a racing injury so crazy I just had to share it.
The incident in question took place during the 10 mile Erme Valley Relays in Ivybridge, UK. A man named Ray Wilson was minding his own business, running one two-and-a-half mile lap for his Torbay AC running team, when a crazy incident took place. As Wilson ran through the country lanes that made up the race’s course, a man driving a 4x4 towing truck allegedly drove past a race marshal directly towards runners. Onlookers said he then quickly tried turning around, reversing into the runners’ path in the process and going over poor Wilson’s foot before making his getaway. Wilson was then taken to the hospital with a broken foot and is expected to be given follow up CT scans in the following weeks to see what course of treatment he’ll need.
What’s the moral of this story? There are probably several—one key takeaway would be to run in the opposite direction of crazy race-crashers. But the real lesson I want to share with you, as your Houston podiatrist, is this: no matter how crazy you may think the story behind your foot, toe or ankle fracture may be, I can help you heal. Make an appointment at Tanglewood Foot Specialists to be seen for any foot fracture or injury.