aztecdriver Posted July 21, 2010 Share Posted July 21, 2010 So tonight was a lot of firsts for me. I was having a great match - Had just run our speed course very well, and after my weekend match, it was nice to have the focus where I needed it. I started out on the field course, engaged my first 4 targets and went to take off for a long run down range. And I felt the pop in my left calf. I went to take another step and I was completely hobbled. As I was going down - slowly, i basically was dragging my left leg as I was slowly went to my right knee. Gun was completely secured, in fact I'd safed it as soon as I felt the leg go instinctively and it was dead down range so I was happy about that - then I looked up at the shooting position I wanted 15 ft away. Dang - the drive was still there to complete the course - but I couldn't. I unloaded - even forgot the gun was on safe and had to take it off. Then comes the fun part. I got up and put a little weight on it and I could sort of walk. I was pretty sure it was a muscle pull or tear as it was just about flexing my foot. The guys helped me to a chair - and then the long day of setting up in the heat, the adrenaline of running a course, and out I went. I'm told I passed out - but I remember dreaming then I woke up with all these faces around me. Paramedics were called but by the time they were there I was able to walk out of the range and store. They checked me out, gave me an icepack, and recommended I get something to eat and talk with the doctor in the morning. So off to dinner with the guys and back home. I'd never lost consciousness before, I'd never had emergency services needed for me, I'd never had an injury to this extent even as a kid (no broken bones), and it was the first time I've not finished a course of fire. A lot of firsts I don't intend to repeat. Tomorrow I find out what I need to get back on the range - I'll let you all know what happens - and I apologize to the rest of my fellow shooters for concerning you - but I was definitely glad y'all were there. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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