Last night while rolling, my opponent came down with the point of his elbow on my rib, right at the sternum connection, as he swept me. Instant excruciating pain, lessened somewhat initially but came back with a vengeance later.
Went to the Dr. this morning (GP) who diagnosed a Costochondral cartilage tear, probably not a full separation. My pain is manageable except when I cough, hiccup, or sneeze, and of which can almost make me pass out.
Anyone have experience with this? The Dr. wasn't very helpful, I'd probably have to pay an ortho for more specific info and an MRI or CT scan for better information.
Specifically, how long do I have to wait for this to heal enough to start rolling again? (right now, I can't imagine having anyone on me in side control or mount -- I'd probably pass out).