Kelly was playing in a Flag Football tournament on Saturday. He loves to play any sport, especially in a competitive way! Each time that Kelly fell down, I crossed my fingers that he would get up without any hobbles or injuries. At some point he did jam his finger, but since he has done this many times before, he didn't think twice about it.
Days pass and Kelly's finger is swollen, red and unable to bend. It is the day before SWAT school and he decides that he should see the doctor. They have an x-ray done and it shows that it is broken. The doctor suggests that he not go to SWAT school and that he see an orthopedic specialist.
So, we make an appointment. The specialist determines that he will need surgery to repair the piece of bone and ligament that are no longer where the are supposed to be. Now most people would say that this is not so bad. But when a right handed police officer breaks his right index finger, it makes his job a little tough. Nobody wants a police officer who can't shoot accurately because of broken finger!
Not only is he bummed because he can't go to SWAT school, now he has to sit at a desk for 10 hours taking calls at the police station. Now if you know Kelly at all, you know that this is no good for him! One, he hates talking on the phone and two, he hates to sit still!
Hopefully all will go well with the surgery. Hopefully his finger will heal quickly and he will be able to return to do what he loves best.... police work! Good luck Kel!