First off, don’t panic – this is an old X-ray. It was taken after a gig I played at the Hoxton Underbelly last year. I punched the stage at the end of the second song of the set and broke my knuckle.
I couldn’t really get a good photo of it, but you can see where the end of the 5th metacarpal has cracked and now points downwards instead of outwards. Hooray
I’m putting it on this blog by means of explanation of why my grip isn’t what it used to be. This proves especially problematic when deadlifting, as the reduced width across the inside of my hand means I lose stability on the bar and struggle to maintain grip with my right hand.
I’m working on it, but it’s slow and painful progress (my hand is fine, but all grip work hurts like hell due to the lactic acid buildup).