Hiked up a ridge above our teams soccer field to "Speedfly" down into the beginning of practice one day. It was very gusty but manageable & after an hour & a half I was at the top & ready to fly down. As I was launching a crosswind came through at the worst time, I was pushed sideways & as I was about to pull my brake lines & drop the wing, one of the brake lines snagged a sagebrush which caused me to be picked up off the ground. I swung into the air backwards & flew around back into the hillside. I hit the ground & was bent over and struck a rock on my left side, didn't know it at the time but it broke (2) ribs. Set back up & flew down to the field. Set my gear down & as I bent over to pick up the ball bag my rib's cracked and sprung apart. Finished up practice & drove to the ER...

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