Broken Tibia and Fibula

I was recently in a car accident and broke my tibia and fibula 100%.
I had surgery and now have a titanium rod with two screws that will be in my leg forever.
I am a rower and am involved heavily in competitions.
I've heard bits and pieces from doctors and others, but can anyone give me any advice as to what I should expect?
Some say 10 weeks for healing, others say longer?
I'm hoping that within time, everything will be as normal as it can be and I will be back to my every day tasks.
Does anyone with this same injury/fixation have any response to my post? I would greatly appreciate it.

Posted By Matt Giordano on October 04, 2008 at 16:08:30:

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