Sitting out with fractured ribs makes him a wuss?? Fark me! I've got a couple that are just slightly bruised and I'm not going to race on an Etchells on Sunday, if it's blowing the dog off the chain at 30 kts., which is forecast.
Ask Niki Lauda.
He raced with Broken ribs. 1976 Spanish Grand Prix. Won the Poll and really won the race but was robbed when the FIA reinstated McLaren's James Hunt even though they cheated. Then there was the Italian GP later that year when Lauda raced in bloody bandages after almost dying in a fiery crash a few weeks before.