im a big dude, bout 6'2 300 lbs
ive returned to the gym finally after having a chance (recovering from a ton of life injuries/bad luck) and after a few months, was finally able to spar again.
Sparred with a first timer so I wasn't too worried - didn't plan on taking his head off or anything
coach usually has new guys go one round jabs only, 2nd round both hands
well i didnt get hit at all during the 2 rounds, except for one shot... 1 jab to the ribs during that jab round..
it kinda "hurt" for a split second at the time, but i thought nothing of it... til i got out of the ring and tried to hit up the heavy bag and found out damn, this kinda sucks!
dude was also smaller, maybe around 210-220 max id say
question is... is it really POSSIBLE to get hurt from a jab to the ribs?
it's been like 3 weeks now and theres still pain.. i didnt expect this to last so long - its like a couple inches down from my left nipple... and maybe 1 inch over to the left from there...
its killing me cuz i wanna get back in the gym and continue to train, but ive broken ribs at work before and dont really wanna make this take longer than it should cuz i know rib injuries can take forever...
this doesn't feel nearly as severe as a real break - little pain when i cough or sneeze, but its def there, and some ibuprofen pretty much makes the pain non existent..
jus curious if im gettin fragile in my old age, or if this does indeed happen? its been a realllly long time
im assuming just bruised ribs, and didnt wanna go to a doc as i know they aren't gonna do anything anyway - but have been throwin about the idea now since im goin nuts sitting here when i could be at the gym..
sorry if this is an ignorant question - this is the first time ive ever been hit to the body, and not really able to gauge what i should be feeling from these shots....