Lesson learned for everyone: breaks hurt less than you think they should (although in Kevin Ware's case it probably hurt about as much as it looked like it did).
Never trust anyone who says you'd be in excruciating pain if it was a break. The last time someone said that to me, my elbow was broken. The second to last time someone said that to me, my wrist was broken. Both times, I continued to snowboard for several hours after the injuries.