RE:Don't let this happen to you
Yes. Dislocated left ring finger.
I was making my way down the rocks to help a boater whose engine had died while in the current. He was spewing gas into the water and I figured best to get him out of there. As I was descending the cliff to grab his bow line, my feet went out from under me. I extended my left arm to break the fall (better that than my head). My finger bent straight back. Funny thing is it didn't hurt at all until I got to the hospital where they had to cut my wedding band off.
The swelling is way down today. Looks like I may be able to spin fish at the very least by this time next week. Anyone have some one armed fly fishing tips?