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Jack
Started 7 Jun 2004
Going along quite nicely then whammo, some guy decides he wants my side of the road...

Jackie
Started 29 Oct 2002. FX ankle, left leg
For the bank holiday weekend we decided to go to our caravan near Whitby with our grand children...

Jackie_D
Started 2 Apr 2007
I slipped on ice in the school parking lot...

Jack_K
Started 1 Apr 2008
Mostly I had stuck with the roller hockey but some friends convinced me to get some skates...

Jaclynn
Started 14 Apr 2011
We just started in our outdoor co-ed soccer league...

Jacob
Started 5 Dec 2002. Achilles tendon, artery, vein, ligaments, talus, left leg
According to the friends and family who tried to piece it together...

Jacquelynn
Started 3 Feb 2009
The day was sunny and bright so my husband and I decided to walk in the hills near our home...

Jacquie
Started 29 Aug 2010
My family and I went to Sapphire National Forest for a hike and to play in the water falls...

Jadyn
Started 17 Jun 2006
I am Jadyn's mommy and I will be telling her story...

Jagan
Started 16 Sep 2005
Me and my cousin went to play 1 on 1 basketball...

Jaime
Started 26 Jan 2012
Arrived at my friends comic book store with my bf...

Jake
Started 13 Jun 2003. Achilles tendon, (re-injured 3/03)
Had corrective surgery on my right foot...

Jake_A
Started 24 Apr 2011
I was riding my quad to work one morning when an English driver came up speeding on the wrong side of the road...

James
Started 13 Jan 2003. TIB/FIB FX compound, Wrist FX, right leg
A person in the opposing lane on a two-lane highway fell asleep...

James_C
Started 25 Jun 2003
I was at break in between classes when my friends and I started to throw a ball around in the gym...

James_M
Started 6 Feb 2008
I was walking up the road to get my mail...

James_T
Started 5 Mar 2006
I had borrowed a Honda XL500 from a friend and wasn't familiar with the bike. No problems with riding it, but starting was the problem...

Jamie
Started 10 Nov 2003. TIB plateau FX (surgery). TIB/FIB spiral (surgery with HW)
Unfortunately the laws of physics do not grant a bye due to caution...

Jamie_F
Started 30 Jan 2013
My family and I went ice skating...

Jamye
Started 5 Mar 2003
An opposing team member came in to tackle and it was done - just happened so fast...

Jan
Started 29 Jul 2002. TIB/FIB FX, right leg, (surgery)
Just trying to keep out of the mud puddles...

Jana
Started 25 Mar 2007
I've been riding all my life, and I'm 40 so I know that the decisions I made leading up to the fall were not so wise...

Jane
Started 21 May 2004
I don't quite qualify for this site as I havn't actually broken my leg...

Jane2
Started 24 Feb 2011
I was on a weekend snowboarding break in Val D'Isere France, meeting up with friends from Scotland and getting my legs in gear for the longer trip planned to Japan...

Janet
Started 13 Jul 2009
My story begins May 30th, taking laundry downstairs in a new pair of sandals...

Janet_M
Started 26 Dec 2011
I stepped on a small flat rock about the size of a Ritz cracker. It slid on the smooth rock I was walking on and took me with it...

Janet_R
Started 29 Jan 2013
Like most broken ankle stories, mine is surprisingly prosaic...

Janey
Started 26 Jul 2006
I stepped on the ball with my right foot which caused my right leg to elevate in the air. Trying to catch myself with my left leg was unsuccesful...

Jane_B
Started 6 Oct 2011
I stepped off the last step, onto a very old throw rug...

Jane_C
Started 6 Mar 2017
Well I fully dislocated my ankle and shattered my fibula almost two weeks ago, as I don't do things by halves...

Jane_G
Started 2 Dec 2010
I broke my right tibia in 5 places by walking out of the ladies room at work...

Janice
Started 28 Oct 2002. TIB/FIB FX, left leg
I've always hated Mondays, and now I really have a good reason...

Janice_S
Started 20 Jul 2004
Last Tuesday I went to the indoor climbing wall but I don't have a belay partner...

Janie
Started 31 Oct 2002. TIB spiral /FIB FX (2 surgeries with HW)
I fell backwards off my porch...

Janie7
Started 1 Dec 2014
I fell 6ft off a ladder and onto hardwood flooring in my living room...

Janill
Started 17 May 2005
I was having a great sunny day of skiing at Heavenly at Tahoe...

Janis
Started 10 Feb 2011
I was roller skating (training for upcoming roller derby tryouts)...

Jan_G
Started 25 Mar 2003. FIB FX (surgery with HW)
We swam, we snorkeled, we built and rebuilt civilization in the sand...

Jan_K
Started 7 Nov 2005
I just walked into a dip in the ground...

Jan_M
Started 18 Jan 2003
My left ski went into some deep powder and continued to travel straight down the mountain...

Jan_P
Started 28 Dec 2006
It was the first snow of the season...

Jan_S
Started 2 Aug 2006
At dawn I was heading along a jungle track hoping to spot animals...

Jan_W
Started 21 Feb 2006
I decided I'd have one last ride before the snow and rains hit again...

Jase
Started 26 Jun 2004
I was on a breakaway going full tilt towards the goalie, I shoot and score glove side, and as I cutaway from the net I lost an edge and flew back first into the boards...

Jasmine
Started 29 Sep 2003. TIB/FIB FX (surgery with HW) right leg
We finished our climbs for the day and were zigzagging back home through the boulders...

Jason
Started 25 Oct 2002. FIB FX, right leg
The cracking was heard from 30 feet away...

Jason_A
Started 21 Dec 2007
I hit a van head-on on my motorcycle...

Jason_M
Started 28 Jun 2005
I decided that I would go Catfishing with some family...

Jason_W
Started 14 Feb 2013
I suffered a trimalleolar fracture to my right ankle playing hockey...

Jasper
Started 11 Feb 2005
I was involved in a car accident during a snow storm...

Jaxon
Started 25 Sep 2005
What do you get when you have a mini trampoline + a portable basketball goal...

Jay
Started 14 Jul 2005. TIB/FIB FX, (surgery with HW)
I broke my right ankle and fib. on Easter of this year...

Jay_O
Started 4 Mar 2009
It had snowed earlier that week, but all of the snow had melted, except for a small patch in front of my neighbor's house...

JB
Started 15 Apr 2015
As I attempted to enter my car and as I did my left ankle twisted and slipped on the ice and I fell to the ground...

Je
Started 7 Apr 2004
I was feeling really tired but I went anyway because I did not want to let my coach down...

Jean
Started 26 May 2003. FIB FX dislocation, (surgery with HW). FIB FX (no surgery)
Worn socks on wooden stairs...

Jean_M
Started 31 May 2013
All I did was get out of my rental car while on vacation in Florida...

Jean_S
Started 24 Oct 2006
I was on my second shot on a par 4. My right foot was planted on the wet grass where my ball was and my left foot on the cart path. I swung very hard...

Jedida
Started 2 Jan 2009
I fell off an overpass and shattered my right tibula, broke my right fibula, broke my left ankle and cracked my breast bone...

Jeff
Started 30 Sep 2004
I won't go into all the details right now...

Jeffrey
Started 14 Jun 2005
I was hit by a car while on vacation in London...

Jeff_F
Started 30 Aug 2005
I was checking out a couple of trees for the gun season...

Jeff_G
Started 9 Apr 2006
I busted my left ankle slipping on ice walking to the ski lift in the parking lot with ski boots on...

Jeff_W
Started 10 Mar 2008
Even though it was President's Week and I knew the ski area would be crowded I figured I would head up to get in a few runs...

Jen
Started 16 Dec 2002
I thought my trip couldn't get any better...

Jen2
Started 8 Jan 2012
I was playing in a badminton match...

Jen3
Started 20 Aug 2015
I'm an Emergency Room Registered Nurse. My left foot got "stuck like glue" on a cement step...

Jenn
Started 13 Nov 2003. TIB/FIB FX (surgery with HW)
I am the starting varsity goalie on my high school soccer team...

Jenna
Started 21 Apr 2005
I got out of the passenger side of his car, put my feet down, let go of the car and slipped...

Jennacidal
Started 21 Aug 2010
This is my second break while skating in less than a year...

Jenna_B
Started 22 May 2011
My surgeon suggested something like tennis...

Jenna_N
Started 28 Jan 2009
I was almost down the second face of the run (completely in control, going slow) when I hit a patch of ice...

Jenna_S
Started 27 Sep 2010
On the 6th July I decided to jump on my friends horse. It was going so well...

Jenni
Started 10 Jul 2012
I tripped on cobblestones...

Jennifer
Started 28 Nov 2001. TIB plateau FX (surgery with HW)
Our first baseball practice...

Jennifer2
Started 28 Aug 2007
The nurse in a very calm voice said "you just broke your ankle, you are going to need surgery, we'll get you on meds and take some xrays"...

Jennifer3
Started 13 Jul 2009
We were having a BBQ at our house for 4th of July ...

Jennifer4
Started 22 Apr 2013
I fainted...

Jennifer_A
Started 4 May 2003. TIB/FIB FX, (surgery with HW)
I was exercising and had done a few tai bo type kicks into the air...

Jennifer_D
Started 7 Mar 2008
My broken leg story starts after a mishap while in high school gym class. I joined the group that was playing volleyball...

Jennifer_G
Started 12 Dec 2005
My left foot landed first...

Jennifer_M
Started 3 Apr 2004
We were heading out to dance when I rolled my ankle...

Jennifer_O
Started 16 Dec 2012
I was carrying a basket of laundry down the stairs...

Jennifer_W
Started 19 Mar 2006
I was just leaving for work and thought I would quickly take a box to the garbage can on the curb...

Jenny
Started 24 Dec 2007
I was standing on the balcony...

Jenny_S
Started 18 Sep 2010
They had the "actual" riding bull from Urban Cowboy there - one of my favorite movies ever...

Jenn_H
Started 17 Jan 2005
I go outside at 11:30 to check the temp on the hot tub and POW! hit a patch of ice...

Jen_D
Started 25 Jan 2013
I was crossing the street when I was hit by a car...

Jen_G
Started 4 Apr 2011
It was snowing very lightly all day - the flakes were so light and small they barely stuck...

Jen_H
Started 6 Jan 2011
I fell down the stairs...

Jen_L
Started 2 Nov 2004
I asked her for a ladder and a rag. She brought me a step ladder. I thought "Hmmm... not quite what I had in mind but OK"...

Jen_M
Started 12 Feb 2015
I went to see a band with a friend and somehow broke my ankle turning to wash my hands after coming out of the bathroom stall...

Jen_P
Started 15 Aug 2011
I walk down four wood steps, across a concrete landing and step from it to the wet grass in my yard. I make it about three more steps when my flip flops lose traction...

Jen_S
Started 28 Nov 2011
I was so excited when they decided to start a roller derby league in my town...

Jen_V
Started 23 Mar 2004
We packed the motorcycle full of toys and stuffed animals...

Jeremiah
Started 6 Feb 2004
I recently broke my femur in three locations while skiing...

Jeremy_B
Started 7 Apr 2013
I wasn't mountain biking, rock climbing, parachuting, free running, skateboarding or indulging in any form of extreme or even energetic activity...

Jeremy_H
Started 2 May 2004
It was a beautiful day out so I decided to ride my 2002 Honda Superhawk motorcycle...

Jeremy_Jacobs
Started 16 Dec 2011
I stepped off a 2 foot ledge from my basement into my garage and stepped on a book...

Jeremy_S
Started 28 Feb 2011
For a second or two there was a Tom & Jerry cartoon image of flailing arms, legs and walking poles...

Jeri
Started 27 Feb 2009
I felt a few drops of rain and reminded myself to be careful on the concrete ramp as it may be slick...

Jerry
Started 14 Aug 2001. FIB FX (no surgery) (2nd BL)
Part of my job is to break up the fights...

Jerry_L
Started 16 Oct 2006
When I was at the top of the last run of steps I missed a step and started to fall...

Jerry_W
Started 29 Oct 2003
I pulled the screen from my window, opened it cautiously and leapt out into the night...

Jess
Started 13 Aug 2006
I was one of the three mandatory females on the field at the time and playing defense, when I see a wayward pass coming straight at me...

Jesse
Started 16 Aug 2006
I had started practicing with an all-female roller derby team...

Jessica
Started 11 Jan 2003. FEMUR FX (surgery with HW)
I was in a Hyundai Accent and she was in a Toyota Landcruzer...

Jessica2
Started 26 Mar 2009
I had the whole day to myself, and I had just picked up my beautiful new ice skates the night before...

Jessica_C
Started 16 May 2009
I was driving home from a friend's pretty late night...

Jessica_H
Started 26 Jul 2009
My brother and I decided to go out on the ATVs...

Jessica_K
Started 11 Feb 2004
I had just stepped onto the sidewalk when I hit a sheet of ice...

Jessica_M
Started 23 Jun 2006
I always drive safely but for some starnge reason on this night I drove safer than I had ever done before...

Jill
Started 20 Aug 2001. TIB/FIB FX, broken right arm
Schoolbus vs. Ford Contour - not good...

Jillette
Started 31 Jul 2006
I fell off of my loft bed...

Jill_G
Started 7 Jun 2007
I opened the basement door and our Rottie heard the door open. He always likes to be first...

Jill_H
Started 18 Jun 2003. TIB spiral/FIB FX (surgery with HW)
Let me just say that the dogs are innocent - no tangles or tugs...

Jill_S
Started 18 May 2009
I am a stay-at-home mom to 5 sons, ages 7 to 20, and I was 48 when I broke my ankle last week (I turned 49 ten days later). All five still live at home and I home school the younger three sons...

Jim
Started 20 Apr 2003. TIB/FIB FX, (surgery with HW), left leg
For those of you who don't happen to be familiar with the fantastic game of frolf (frisbee golf), it is basically golf, played on a shortened course with frisbees...

Jim2
Started 21 Apr 2007
My story begins on January 18, 2007 when I was eluding a dog...

Jim_G
Started 11 Jun 2004
I was cutting down a tree in my parents back yard...

Jim_P
Started 12 Jan 2012
I was playing in an evening softball game when I made the awful mistake of sliding into 3rd base...

Jo
Started 21 Feb 2010
We had a fancy dress day and all was going well until we went to a jump park ...

Joanne
Started 4 Feb 2007. TIB/FIB FX, both legs (surgery with HW both legs)
I went skiing at Lake Louise on Boxing Day...

Joanne_M
Started 14 Feb 2011
I was in Avoriaz in France and enjoying the powder snow, albeit in blizzard conditions, when I came to a section which was a bit too tough for me...

Joan_L2
Started 31 Jul 2006
First, of course - pick up dog manure...

Joan_M
Started 18 Feb 2004
I slipped on ice at work...

Jocelyn
Started 10 Nov 2010
Beware of jogging at night in an unfamiliar place in flip-flops...

Jodi
Started 3 Jun 2007
My journey all began the day after Christmas...

Jody
Started 28 Feb 2002. TIB FX (surgery with HW)
Skating is a romantic thing to do I guess...

Joe
Started 17 Aug 2001. TIB FX (surgery with HW)
My husband crashed his Harley...

Joey
Started 28 Apr 2006
It all started with a game of basketball...

Joe_Q
Started 18 Jul 2010
I play roller derby for Richter City, in Wellington, New Zealand...

Johanna
Started 6 Jul 2010
After a wonderful day of rock climbing, I headed back home for a quick DH shuttle before going dancing...

John
Started 30 Jun 2004. TIB plateau FX
I was a passenger in a car accident...

John2
Started 14 Oct 2006. TIB/FIB FX, (surgery with HW)
I am actually driving the speed limit, I have my seatbelt on, both hands on the wheel and it is a beautiful day...

John3
Started 6 Aug 2009
I'm wondering if anyone out there has the same break as me...

John4
Started 6 Dec 2009
Every time I return home, my childhood buddies and I go mountain biking...

John5
Started 17 Feb 2011
I have had many breaks and this is my 11,12, and 13th fracture...

John6
Started 16 Apr 2012
This is a very, very long story...

Johnny
Started 28 Mar 2002. TIB/FIB FX (surgery with HW) right leg
To cheer me up my friend decided I should try his Vespa...

John_A
Started 11 Oct 2004
I was playing tennis when suddenly...

John_B
Started 14 Nov 2002. TIB FX, right leg, left thumb
As I was trying to roll over people were yelling at me DON'T MOVE...

John_D
Started 25 Jun 2009
Man... I never should have given up hockey...

John_G
Started 4 Mar 2004
I learned that the human leg does not respond well to torque...

John_H
Started 23 Mar 2004
I was playing basketball around 5 weeks ago...

John_L
Started 3 Apr 2005
I was playing football (soccer) for a local team against Dunston Social Club, Gateshead...

John_M
Started 15 Jun 2005
Last day, last game of the championship. Middle of the 2nd period...

John_N
Started 8 Dec 2004
I have to recommend being stuck in Las Vegas if you have a broken leg...

John_R
Started 17 Aug 2005
I was pressure washing the house and the ladder I was standing on was undermined by the water...

John_T
Started 4 Aug 2005
Who'd have thought a simple slip would end up with 12 days in hospital...

Jomo
Started 24 Mar 2003
Suddenly, 3 or 4 players from the opposing team surrounded me...

Jon
Started 20 Feb 2004. TIB FX
I have a broken tibia, about 2 inches above the ankle and a broken fibula, by the knee...

Jonathan
Started 19 Dec 2005
Here I am now two and a half years afer a motorcycle crash and still healing...

Jonathan2
Started 28 Mar 2011
I was on my friend's skateboard moving in a straight line down a slight incline...

Jonathan_H
Started 17 Jan 2011
There I am, carving wide, drawn out turns around the exposed patches of ice...

Jonathon_D
Started 31 Jan 2006
Each bundle of bar is 28` long, about 2` wide, 1/2` thick, and weighs 13,000lbs...

Joni
Started 3 Jul 2002. TIB plateau FX
As I landed, I heard the bone in my left leg...

Jon_G
Started 22 Feb 2009
It was a great day and the powder on the runs was amazing...

Jon_N
Started 20 Jun 2004
Right as I got the ball and went down for the tag the kid slid into me as I tagged him...

Jordan
Started 20 Jan 2005
I was pulling my head out of the way of the base of the end boards of a hockey rink at about 30mph...

Jordan_S
Started 21 Jun 2005
The roads were iced over and it was late...

Jorie
Started 24 May 2012
I was taking my dog out for his morning walk...

Jose
Started 13 Dec 2005
I'm starting this a little late but I'm sure it'll be fine...

Joseph
Started 17 May 2003. TIB/FIB FX
I was riding home from work on Easter Sunday when my bike seat snapped off out from underneath me...

Joseph2
Started 26 Apr 2009
I fell down a flight a stairs and landed awkwardly on my left ankle...

Joseph3
Started 4 Nov 2012
For some reason this day I decided to jaywalk...

Joseph_H
Started 7 Sep 2010
I broke my ankle playing over-40 soccer...

Josh
Started 1 Jul 2002
On a training ride with my teammates...

Josh2
Started 11 Oct 2011
About 6 miles into a fast-paced ride I went off a short jump and landed on a bad line with a tree in my path...

Joshua
Started 29 Jun 2005
After playing pickup soccer for a couple hours with some friends, I began to feel a nagging pain in my left ankle...

Joshua_S
Started 13 Apr 2011
I fell rollerskating...

Josh_S
Started 17 Jan 2007
My 4yo son started playing hockey. I thought that for his sake I would take up the game...

Joy
Started 25 Jan 2005
The conditions weren’t that great, I skied one run and decided to take one more run and then call it a day...

Joyce
Started 2 Oct 2003. TIB/FIB FX (surgery with HW)
I turned around and picked out what seemed to be the safest route down...

Juan
Started 5 Sep 2007
I fractured my right tibia playing soccer four weeks ago...

Juanluis
Started 23 Jul 2007
I jump on my Sportsbike and began to ride up and down the street doing wheelies...

Judi
Started 2 Apr 2003
There's nothing worse than meeting another wheelchair on a narrow sidewalk...

Judith
Started 7 Feb 2012
Somehow in the dark I managed to slide on our ice covered driveway and ran my foot into a frozen mud ridge...

Judy
Started 9 Mar 2004. TIB FX (surgery with HW)
My diary and my son’s diary are intimately tied because we both broke our femurs four years apart...

Judy_B
Started 29 Nov 2004
I was off to work and leaving on time for a change...

Julia
Started 19 Apr 2006. FIB FX (surgery with HW)
I broke my leg while working in the Cayman Islands...

Julia2
Started 20 Jan 2010
Christmas Eve I go speeding over my 2 yr old son's baby gate with my hands full...

Julie
Started 29 Oct 2003
What are the odds?...

Julie2
Started 10 Oct 2005
It clipped the traffic island and sign in the middle of the road, lost control in the wet conditions, then clipped the next traffic island...

Julie3
Started 23 Mar 2006
I was just walking off the kerb into the road...

Julie_C
Started 16 May 2009
We were delivering our old dishwasher to a friend...

Julie_D
Started 10 Mar 2008
I was night skiing with my bro...

Julie_G
Started 1 Apr 2008
There was a skiff of snow on the ground, and the air smelled fresh...

Julie_H
Started 1 Nov 2003. TIB/FIB FX (surgery with HW) right leg
My story starts with a wondful hike up a rocky mountain...

Julie_J
Started 28 Apr 2009
For 2 years I wanted a Pergola built off our back patio...

Julie_L
Started 13 Feb 2011
I was skiing at Kirkwood...

Julie_R
Started 23 Jul 2005
Just as I saw the “Slippery Floor” sign...

Julie_S
Started 1 Jul 2004
We hydroplaned and started going off the road in a curve...

Julie_Z
Started 31 Aug 2007
I was in the woods, walking my own dogs...

Julio
Started 17 Nov 2011
About four months ago I broke my foot and was told it was sprained so I went on my merry way limping around the football field ya!...

Julio2
Started 27 Dec 2011
I dislocated my left ankle and fracture my fibula while surfing ...

June
Started 27 Nov 2007. TIB plateau
It was the Friday before Halloween and we still hadn't put up the ghost...

Justin
Started 30 Jul 2003. TIB/FIB FX compound (surgery with HW)
I was playing roller hockey with my friends...

Justine
Started 3 Oct 2005
My dog was running down ahead of me and I was kind of yawning and talking to him...

Justine2
Started 20 Sep 2010
My husband and I were headed to the mountains to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary...

Justin_M
Started 5 Sep 2007
I was on a long awaited vacation in South Dakota...

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