So, a couple weeks back in a pick up game of all things, I took a puck to the wrist (my dominant hand go figure) and its fractured, I'm in a cast for another 3 weeks, been in for 2 already.
The fracture itself isn't to severe but it is the first bone I've ever broken, and cast I've ever been in so I have some questions, particularly as they relate to hockey. Obviously I could call my doc but I wanted it from people who play hockey and have first 'hand' experience .
1. In 4 weeks of casting, how much mass/strength/mobility can I expect to lose?
2. Once getting my arm back, how long should I expect to be out and/or return to form where I feel like I can play again...as far as having enough strength to do what I need to do with my stick, passing, shooting, and bang bang.
3. Were there any excesices that you found to help get back into form, what were they...I'm just doing the squeeze ball thing right now to limit the atrophy and loss of strength as much as possible.
Please share anything else you found helpful or unhelpful, much appreciated. I'm dying to get back out there, my soul is empty without hockey and I don't want it to take any longer than I need it to.