This is a plea for help. Has anyone out there had a broken leg?
Not just a snap. I mean a compound fracture below the knee with skin penetration and bleeding.
It's for a bit of fiction. How much does it hurt and how long are you in plaster, or crutches, afterwards?
Basically, I need the guy to snap his leg on January 1st and still be at least on crutches or limping by the end of April, so how bad do I need to hurt him? He has driven his car over a retaining wall into a ring of greenhouses so he can be as badly smashed as necessary because someone else will move him.
That's the thing about fiction. It has to be more real than real life. People complain about wrong details in fiction but they don't seem to mind real life being utter nonsense.
If I was only a news reporter, it would be far easier.