Pro golfer Charles Schwartzel, woke up with a pain in the left side of his abdomen on Thursday, the first day of the US Open. He decided to play. The pain was so severe at the end of the day, he went to the hospital, found out he had a bad sprain on the left side of his body.
Friday, instead of resting, he played again. By the end of the day, he was feeling unbearable pain. Because he had been compensating for the pain on the left side, he strained his right side and threw out his hip.
I can almost sympathize with a professional golfer, who may win up to a million dollars by playing. But I know people who disregard an injury, compound it by continuing activities and compensating for the injury, only to find out the not only made the original problem worse, but created additional problems.
Better to rest a day or two than risk injuries. Am I wrong about that?