I went to see my brother at the monastery. The break was across both the tibia and the fibula just above the ankle.

He said it didn’t hurt much when he did it and it does not hurt much now. His biggest problem is that after a life of not lifting heavy stuff, he has no upper body strength. That makes it hard work for him getting about on crutches.

It is clear he was lucky, or blessed, that a gamekeeper just happened to be passing just after he dragged himself to the track. Father Dunstan reckoned he is lucky to be alive, I am certain he is lucky to not be crippled.