tigerblade : Broke my scapula this June.
Broken scapula? How'd you do that?
I broke my scapula in '96 while mountain biking. Actually, I broke it just AFTER mountain biking...like a half-second after I came off the bike. I was practicing for a local race on this slightly gnarly section called the 'MegaDip', which sends riders ~40' down a steep hill, and back up a slightly less steep section on the other side. The whole thing takes about 4-5 seconds to traverse.
I came through it a few times, but kept instinctively wanting to use the brakes on the downhill, just to keep things in control. On what would be my final pass, I forced myself to stay OFF the brakes through the whole section. Everything went perfectly until I started back up the other side. Just after the bottom, the hill rises fairly steeply, then levels out a bit and the path takes a 30 degree right. Well, I had too much speed, and got airborne off the little 'ramp'. As I was in the air, I couldn't follow the trail/path, and quickly realized I was going to hit a big-ass tree. Incredibly, I clicked out of my pedals and managed to throw the bike off to the side, but twisted sideways in the process, and hit my left shoulder and helmet into the tree. I semi-blacked out for a couple of seconds, and woke up with a broken scapula.
That same park caused me an injury to my left elbow (broken bursa sac), also due to mountain biking (this time in a race). I actually got back on and finished that one, despite the blood and various other fluids streaming from my elbow.
And then there was 2002, when I highsided my 'precious' R1 (you like that, booth?) and broke my collarbone. I didn't really allow it to heal properly; it's kinda crunchy. It doesn't hurt or ache now, but I imagine it will someday. Hopefully sooner rather than later.
So, all that said, I'd recommend (to you, Gautam) that you take care of that collarbone and let it heal up right.