“Utlimately, no. I don’t think it’s broken,” said the Doctor as pressed about my rib cage a few more times. “These lower ribs are highly cartilagous, and the oblique muscles run through this area here. If they were broken, you would really know– you probably wouldn’t be able to breathe without great difficulty.”
“So, more likely bruised bone or strained muscles?”
“Yes, that’s more likely.”
So that’s good news!