So I had a kind of a freak accident mountain biking on Sunday last week that required getting medevacked out of the trails. I had a pretty bad laceration to my shin and initially thought I broke my femur. Luckily nothing ended up being broken, the laceration from my pedal didn’t hit anything critical (although it was very deep and large, can post a pic if anyone is interested), and I ended up getting sewn back together. Fast forward a couple days and I have pretty much zero pain and can walk normally. I did a short ~18mile road ride on Tuesday pulling my daughter and didn’t have any issues. However, I’ve been started on some antibiotics due to risk of infection and my wife, who is also a doctor, advised not riding for a day or two more to make sure the increased blood flow doesn’t spread a possible infection.
I’m anxious to keep my fitness I’ve worked hard for since I have an enduro race coming up at the end of June but also don’t want to make things worse. Prior to my injury I was riding ~3 days with Trainnow workouts, 2-3 outdoor rides (mix of mtb and road) per week, 2 days lifting, and had a rest week coming up next week. Does anyone have advice or suggestions to getting back into training once I get the ok to ride? I’ve had my share of injuries but nothing quite like these circumstances.