Cheers for the replies people.
Now then Neil. I wouldn't care I thought I'd been riding well this year and have only had a handful of crashes. But like the first time I did it, it was doing something fairly innocuous - I don't feel any malice against the **** that laid the branches, yet... Although this happend on Wilton Lane, it could easily happen to any of us along Silverton or other 'mined' trail and it needs sorting out.
Agreed, I can't see it mending without some intervention but I'll see what they say on Monday. Personally I hope they tell me it's surgey and just get on with it.
boblo - that sounds like bad luck. At the moment I'm leaning towards surgery for that very reason. If an x-ray showed the bits nearly together then fair enougb (last year with me everything was in-line so it made sense to leave well alone). This time though the jagged bits are about an inch away from each other. I'd heard about the possibility of bone grafts with surgery but didn't know it could be donated... If the NHS say leave it I'm going to dig out my private works cover and go for a second opinion. With any luck I might get a bit of collarbone material from Ben Grimm!
James - that figure of 8 strapping makes sense to me. I can just imagine how nice the support must feel in that area. However, it seems the NHS don't place a lot of faith in them here in the UK, but I'm going to ask on Monday anyway.
Oh, and 2 broken collar bones - I just cannot imagine... GWS!