Hey fellas.. I got smoked in the ribs sparring a 200lb guy who hits like he's 250 on Thursday. I could have sworn my ribs were broken as I couldn't breathe or walk, etc. I heard a crack, and I hit the ground like a sack of shit and still am very sore today. Anyways, got the ribs checked out, and nothing was broken. The doctor told me that I have some muscle tearing in the rib area where the ribs attach to the sternum I guess. He hit me in the front of the ribs, on the left side, solid. I weigh 164. The problem is that I have a fight on friday, and I can't do much right now. My coach told me to use heat, etc. Rest, don't train before the fight, and do only light cardio. Sounds good, but I am a little concerned, because there is no way in hell I could fight effectively feeling like this. Can't move effectively, or even breathe hard. Anyone else had this problem? what did you do...I don't know if I got bruised ribs, or muscle tears, or what, but this is horseshit.