By February if things are going well, you are probably going to be ok. Then again, I am not a doctor. For sure take precautions. You might want to put stuff off until mid to late March if you can. It's the best month for big trips anyway.
I know it sucks, but if you are that big trip guy I can say without reservation that there will be snow the following season. If you are not tied to a place then you can find a great area to go no problem.
I also know guys who have refused to take the time to heal on various injuries that were fractures. One is a perma gimp now, the other has constant pain. Others have seemed to get away with it I suppose. Let that shit heal.
It's up to you. In the scheme of things missing a season is not that big of a deal if that is what it comes down to.
Last edited by killclimbz; 09-17-2012 at 03:16 PM.