So here's the story with my injury
We never officially discussed the injury, save for some instagram posts and such. I owe you guys some kind of explanation, hence this video. It's been exactly two weeks since I broke my leg and part of my ankle, and pretty soon I should be able to hobble around.

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  • Matthew Goldman
    Matthew Goldman

    I just had a similar injury myself. Popped a wheelie and lipped out. I broke both bones in my right leg. Just above the ankle and than right below the knee. Be praying for a speedy recovery for you brother. Always enjoy the videos. Keep up the good work.

  • mtiotps

    Yep. Torsion breaks bones.. not a surprising break unfortunately. I broke my leg in a very similar manner while not going all that fast. Was hopping out the passenger side of a sandrail as it came to a stop. couldn't have been going more than a few miles an hour but my leg twisted in the soft sand as I landed and that was that.

  • Rhec boy Carlo
    Rhec boy Carlo

    I snapped tib and fib through the growth plate

  • Moshenokoji

    I have the same exact hardware in my left ankle in the same exact spots. How's your arthritis? Mines pretty bad and I have a bone spur that developed.

  • Brother Hafidz
    Brother Hafidz

    absolutely different, hopefully not the same again

  • jasonsong86

    Oooof. I broke my arm snowboarding in May. Who knew non-drug addiction can be so dangerous. LOL

  • original outdoors
    original outdoors

    Get better soon 🥺

  • Neil Camara
    Neil Camara

    Looks like I don't want to bike anymore. Hope you get back on the saddle soon

  • Jay Mueller
    Jay Mueller

    Why no syndesmosis screw? It was clearly separated on the initial XR.

  • Xabi AA
    Xabi AA

    I hope you recover soon! 💪💪💪

  • Sebastien Sauls
    Sebastien Sauls

    Man I feel you I broke my ankle in the almost exact same way. But I got an external fixation, so I have metal rods drill three my ankle.

  • DerpyDino 210
    DerpyDino 210

    Jesus Loves You !!

  • One armed gamer
    One armed gamer


  • TheTheRanger1

    Those toe nails were the gnarly part of the video, not the incisions 😂🤣

  • NightSkyACC /\
    NightSkyACC /\

    Rc cars pog

  • Eli Pulsifer
    Eli Pulsifer

    Wow, I did almost the exact same thing on December 17th, 2020. Was just practicing my wheelies in the front yard and lost one leaning to the right a bit, something that's happened a thousand times but I came down hard on my right foot and the ankle just buckled. When I looked at my ankle it was bent 90 deg. Had surgery a day later, two screws, and a plate just like Seth. Going to start riding again very soon but I'm still a little scared it could happen again. As long as it takes another 30 years of biking to happen again I guess I'll be fine :)

  • Alan Frizzell
    Alan Frizzell

    Ha-injuries suck and even worse when it involves mobility. I also had surgery with a plate and screws now residing over my left big toe 1st metatarsal. So the scooter was a necessity and quickly picked up on the wheeley spin turn as well as a few other maneuvers. Wore a cast, then a boot for 12 weeks total. I was riding easy neighborhood spins on the bike while in the boot just to maintain sanity. Then rehab easy road rides as the foot couldn’t take mtb abuse. Developed nueromas in 2 other toe metatarsals which limits the time on the bike. Finally back on the mtb some and extended road rides. Nueromas better but still flare up. Adapt and overcome and hopefully fully recover. Seth, Wish the best for your outcome.

  • Michael Donnelly
    Michael Donnelly

    That is crazy. I did a similar thing last year, but nothing was broken. I just strained the living crap out of my foot and I couldn't bike for like two weeks

  • Chill. OUT
    Chill. OUT

    I almost get the same injury but I fractured my tibia and had to get a plate and screws also I fractured my ankle

  • IEA10

    Man imagine really jacking up your leg, going to the doctor, getting operated on, and not be left with a crippling e.r. bill. Must be nice to live in a civilized country.

    • CHELSKI9

      He lost mobility, 3 ligaments removed, numbness and has drop foot. Not exactly an ideal outcome.

  • Cesar J. Calvillo R.
    Cesar J. Calvillo R.

    Now I know why I hadn’t seen any new videos. Wish you the best!

    • Christian Hansen
      Christian Hansen

      He has been posting pretty regularly though, and this is 4 months old

  • simonthursz

    Wishing you a speedy recovery Seth. In one of you're previous videos you talked about 10% of tools used 90% of the time. Im keen to build a tall wall and I wondered if you could do a video to share your 10% most used tools?!

  • Craigie bank vlogs and timelapes
    Craigie bank vlogs and timelapes

    Never broke a bone on my bike but I know it’s coming

  • Sean Musson
    Sean Musson

    I had the exact same injury, with the exact same pins and plates. 8+ years later, it only hurts sometimes, so you have lots to look forward to!

  • Lonestar Shredder
    Lonestar Shredder

    Curtis really seemed like he was getting stuff done

  • Fallenspartan73

    My dad (yes the same one I keep commenting about) has a knee scooter because of constant injuries

  • Evan El Abdalawi
    Evan El Abdalawi

    You need to use your foot even it is broken. Get well soon buddy!

  • Honest T
    Honest T

    Bro. That crap is gonna bother you later. Good thing you'reva tough dude. Best wishes.

  • Dee Tsoukalas
    Dee Tsoukalas

    In regards to shoes what are you all wearing and are comfortable?

  • Thomas Kositzki
    Thomas Kositzki

    Oh man, get better soon! Stop breaking shit on yourself, better stick to breaking your bikes. :P ;D

  • Two Weelz
    Two Weelz

    Gnarly $#!+, Dude. Wish you a speedy recovery that looks awfully painful. 🤙

  • Denver Coder
    Denver Coder

    I feel you brother. I just broke my leg in three places and broke my foot in 4 places. I had a 4 hour surgery and I have a plate with 12 screws and 2 screws into my Tibia. I also dislocated my tibia. It happened on 10/18/2020 and I’m just now getting around. My doctor told me to get a bike since i have so much damage. So I went out and got an REI DRT 1.1 today and found your channel. Let me know if you need emotional support. 😂

    • Denver Coder
      Denver Coder

      At my first post-op appointment my surgeon said that my bones healed so well that he couldn’t even see the fracture location. IMO it was the fact that I followed his advice and I elevated 90% of the time. So keep that leg up. 😂

  • ge Diewald
    ge Diewald

    My brother's friend had an injury like that and it healed so yeah

  • Joni English
    Joni English

    i had a Similar Injury , Slipped on ICE - Circa 2000 1 Scew in the Fibula to Set and After 3 Months Removed it Still Aches when it Gets COLD and Ankle is NOISEY

  • Dave l
    Dave l

    Looks like your going to have to start making videos unboxing Barbie Dolls man

  • Patrick Star
    Patrick Star

    Them joints are giving out old man

  • TheChillBison

    Not sure whether to thumbs up or down! Good update but 🙁 for you.

  • Emmanuel Enciso
    Emmanuel Enciso

    get better my friend

  • Jan Guardian
    Jan Guardian

    Poor Seth. Get well soon!

  • ItzKaden _
    ItzKaden _

    I just broke my ankle

  • Harrison Hoye
    Harrison Hoye

    Seth, wanted to reach out and ask for your insight and possibly encouragement when it comes to getting back on a bike. Over a year ago, I broke my left clavicle into 4 pieces after coming off a bike onto my shoulder. Funny enough, this was not when I was on a trail, but on campus heading to class. Subsequently, I now have a roughly 6" long titanium plate, 7 screws, a pin, and some wire that were put in to hold everything together and allow the healing process to begin. Surgery was in September of 2019. Around January to February of 2020, I was experiencing a lot of pain and it simply did not feel right. When I went and had it checked out, I was informed that the surgery, as well as the hardware, had essentially failed (as I had 2 screws pulling out), and that I would have to choose whether or not to undergo a second surgery, which would include a bone graft. I told the doc I would think about it, not knowing that shortly after, COVID would hit. With that in mind, I decided to not pursue surgery at the time, as I simply did not want to be in a hospital unless necessary, nor did I want to increase any risk of contracting anything. That aside, it began to felt somewhat different, once again, around October of 2020. Decided to go see the doc again for him to check and see if anything had gotten worse. To my surprise, he informed me that it looked as if once everything had shifted around, that it had finally began to bridge and heal to some extent. I have not yet had a CT scan to confirm this; however, it is likely I will before too long. All of this being said, I have only gotten back on a bike once or twice since the accident. Part of that is pain, and part of it is fear. Knowing you have been through multiple injuries and hopped back on, I wanted to ask to see if you might have any words of encouragement or perhaps some things you did to feel alright about getting back on and hitting trails again. Anything you might have to say is greatly appreciated. - Harrison

  • RAMA2330

    I hope you will get to full recovery

  • Erin H.
    Erin H.

    Just saw you’re having nerve issues with your foot still. Find a physical therapy place or massage therapy that does microcurrent!!! Life changing!!

  • Jibril Mansur
    Jibril Mansur

    Big pain

  • PSU Wrestling
    PSU Wrestling

    I had a similar injury except it was my tibia when I was in 8th grade, that was 13 years ago. It took at 12-18 months for me to be able to play sports without it inhibiting me, and i never got the same flexibility back in my ankle. It works, but it was never close to being back to 100%.

  • Andrew W
    Andrew W

    Wonder if Mrs Seth bike hacks

  • Naya Rahbany
    Naya Rahbany

    When Seth says we’re doing something different and he doesn’t say but kind of the same you know somethings wrong!!

  • Michael Lohn
    Michael Lohn

    Omg, wish all the best and stay brave👍 Merry Christmas 🌲🎅⛄

  • Rory King
    Rory King

    as he can't ride he should fix the bikes

  • Angie

    Ain't that always the way - getting injured from doing something really simple

  • Zeid h
    Zeid h

    Icing my ankle as I watch this

  • Charlie Dance
    Charlie Dance

    Hope your good bro

  • Carlos One
    Carlos One

    Dude, hope you're getting recovered well!

  • Austin Wick
    Austin Wick

    So when do we get to see the video?

  • 666Gothicgirl

    Hrhr I break my right bike after get in the rail of the Tram. 3 Breaks in 2 bone secure with screw and plate. 2 weeks ago Was it by me

  • Jim Chronakis
    Jim Chronakis

    I want the link to buy that rc crawler

  • Cameron

    I want that crawler

  • Jimmy Moral
    Jimmy Moral

    This made me shutter I can’t Amagine how bad this is

  • Franz Perez
    Franz Perez

    Glad you are getting better! Take care. I'm also recovering from am injured knee, yesterday was my first bike trip after 1 month of healing. Do as the doctor says, hope you are back on the bike really soon!

  • willow fidelity
    willow fidelity

    iron man..... keepp safe ma dude

  • Mason Van Overbeke
    Mason Van Overbeke


  • Jeff Licudo
    Jeff Licudo

    Hey Seth I wanted to let you know that I have recently started mountain biking because of your channel. I love all the things that you do from the wood work and how you are such a hard worker. My wife was like you two are the same. The funny thing about that was on 11/21/2020 I got almost the same injury as you. I broke my ankle and fibula up on the trails. Can’t wait to see you back on your bike.

  • James Miles
    James Miles

    In the intro where was the 'but kinda the same' this would have been the best time for him to use it he always brakes himself haha

  • PET

    I have a rod like that ... but in my shoulder :D

  • Herbrecia Williams-Price
    Herbrecia Williams-Price

    That is crazy what happened to you

  • PrototypeBMX YT
    PrototypeBMX YT

    i had same break on fib but i had a different pin through tb and fib rather than into my ankle i had next day surgery too leg is 100% 10 years later and my opposite leg is really messed up i needed to get my ankle ligaments rebuilt and an internal brace in that one id rather snap a bone than tear some ligaments you will be all good in about 8 to 10 weeks

  • Lal Ruatfela
    Lal Ruatfela

    Seth my mothe broker her left leg

  • PixelGod Block Strike
    PixelGod Block Strike

    We got the same thing (((

  • Boxked

    Hey Seth. I just broke my fibia and tibia on my moto I’ve also got a rod and plates in my leg. ik how it feels

  • Blake Bailey
    Blake Bailey

    Dang man that sucks, I hope you can make a full 100% recovery and ride bikes/work just as you did before. Sending you hope from AZ and anyone else reading this have a great day!

  • Vu Tram
    Vu Tram


  • Adriela Railey Castro
    Adriela Railey Castro

    Hope you get better soon

  • 416jr

    Are restocks happening for the shirt your wearing ?? @bermpeak

  • MTB rider ahmad
    MTB rider ahmad

    I have crack my leg bone too bro

  • SpectreOps YT
    SpectreOps YT

    Will he get back to trail building

  • Tomek Szczygłowski
    Tomek Szczygłowski

    Man! You relly are my inspiration! Since now in Poland winter is coming, I'm preparing bike for me. I'll be watching Your videos till spring;) Then, with my son, we will be riding tracks, and learning howto ,mountainbikeing. I discovered so many great tracks, so close to my house, that im so impatient to try them, and learn to ride! Most of my - not yet done - passion, is inspired by Your videos. Your editing is great also. Thanks for encouragemnent! Get well, and stay away from other diseases (especialy C-19)!

  • Ariel Monaco
    Ariel Monaco

    Looks like you could have gotten away without the two pins in the ankle... Next time have a say with the doctor while looking at the x-rays, you'll save some grams in titanium. Get well soon, cheers from Latin America!

  • Hampshire fishing
    Hampshire fishing

    Get well soon

  • Boi Chaoz
    Boi Chaoz

    Looks like age is starting to catch up to you. Collar bone, wrist & now ankle...feel better soon. Watching these vids helped get me back into mtb.

  • Howard Griffin II
    Howard Griffin II

    Wow just realized you had an injury while watching the gift guide video. What is your recovery time and are you doing physical therapy? If so, I think many of us would be curious to see what it takes to make a full recovery. I ruptured a quad and dislocated a knee 6 weeks ago while bouldering. Much like yourself it wasn't while doing anything crazy, in fact I was just stepping down and jumped off the wall from a few feet up but landed awkwardly while turning. Just in the past week I was able to turn pedals on a PT bike, but it'll be another 4-6 weeks before I can actually bike with resistance or to get any kind of cardio. If you're like me, the biggest challenge is getting on/off the toilet. I highly recommend getting a handicap toilet rail kit off Amazon.

  • RexTheDragon69 Guitarist
    RexTheDragon69 Guitarist

    Around the Same time I got surgery on my finger I can’t wait to get back on a bike

  • Elín Magnúsdótttir
    Elín Magnúsdótttir

    I broke my collarbone two days ago so I feel you

    • Ariel Monaco
      Ariel Monaco

      Collarbone is one of the worst, gotta sleep on one side for 3 - 4 months... feel ya

  • WINsumloseSUM

    Seth, I had the EXACT same injury with the EXACT same X-Rays and EXACT same screws and plate in the EXACT same spots (incisions and all). I feel ya buddy... it sucks. I snapped my fibula just like yours and jacked my ankle in the process... the ironic thing was that I was roller-skating with my daughter, showing off "how it's done" and then when I rolled up beside her I just turned left and turned back right and leaned back too far and fell on my behind while my feet were still planted. I heard my fibula snap over the DJ music... it was brutal. And so I ruined an 8-year old's birthday party getting wheeled out to the ambulance while they shut the skating rink down.

  • Ted Young
    Ted Young

    Please look up Arthrex tightrope syndesmotic fixation. I am a practicing Orthopedic surgeon and am concerned about your X-rays. Time is critical. With this particular injury your syndesmotic ligaments between your tibia and fibula were torn and need to be fixed. I do NOT see signs of this fixation on your X-ray. Please check on this ASAP and if needed get a second opinion. Sorry about this info and your injury.

  • Peter Wurst
    Peter Wurst

    He is getting old, maybe he should Stop Biking. Maybe an wheelchair would be the right thing for him.

  • Joseph Guest
    Joseph Guest

    Uhh how old are you?

  • Elk2006

    I'm a hunter and that looks gnarly

  • Bassing 101
    Bassing 101

    Hey Seth my dad has had like 12 surgeries

  • bruh

    I'm eating and I bout threw up

  • Nick Schnellbächer
    Nick Schnellbächer

    Can you please send a link or the name of that rc car

  • Random Reviews
    Random Reviews

    Ah be careful lo 🌈🌈🌈

  • Remar Calcalsada
    Remar Calcalsada

    always stay safe..

  • Daily dose of tech.
    Daily dose of tech.

    Although i have never got majorly hurt it must suck. Get well soon!

  • Miraflor T AL
    Miraflor T AL

    Y i can't stomach watching this kind of videos

  • keenan jones
    keenan jones

    Really appreciate your videos good information and Overall bike knowledge

  • TJ Bowen
    TJ Bowen

    I just joined the broken fibula club today, I too wish it was from something cool, but it wasn't

  • Caleb Nelson
    Caleb Nelson

    Love those small crawlers you should make a video on them scx24 right

  • garry__21

    Rip Seth

  • William Chambers
    William Chambers

    Feel better dude!

  • AJ G
    AJ G

    I hope you feel better Bro cha cho