A little over a week ago I was mountain biking, went over a jump and totally wiped out. Bruise on the quad, presumably where it hit the handle bar, my thumb got bent back hard (so I won't be doing any lifts where I have to hold on to the bar for a while), and I bruised a rib or something, which is what I am worried about.
At first I thought it was a pulled lat muscle but it was deeper. I figured it wasn't a big deal, that it would heal in time, but it seems to be getting worse. Up until today it primarily hurt if I was lying down and was getting up or when I sneezed. Now today if I breathe in deeply it hurts, more in the front of the chest.
I don't need to hear "see a doctor immediately" as I already have a doctor appoitment but he wasn't available until Wednesday. My question is could this be anything other than a bruised rib. If it was fractured or something wouldn't I have been able to tell much sooner? Just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience and has any ideas, if it could be something really serious I should probably see a doctor sooner.