My dear Daughter has to have an operation to repair a badly broken collarbone today. It has been broken for seven months. The Doctor wanted to wait and see if it would heal, but "blind Freddie" would have been able to tell from the xray that there was no way it was going to. The bones were completely broken and almost crossed over!
Anyway today she has to have a bone graft from her hip to her collarbone and pins put in. I am extremely worried about her. She is being very brave. She has a wonderful helpful husband and three very good children, so she is lucky in that respect. She is a full-time teacher, so she has had a lot of work to do to prepare for leaving her classes for a couple of weeks. Even when she goes back to work, she will be in a sling for weeks. I will help her as much as I can of course, but it won't be easy for her.
Broken collarbones always seem to be a minor injury in football, but they can certainly be very nasty and we don't realise how much we move that bone in most things we do.