ON THE MEND: Dallas Goode spends much of his spare time around roller derby as a non-skating official for the sport, after spectacularly snapping his tibia bone in October.
ON THE MEND: Dallas Goode spends much of his spare time around roller derby as a non-skating official for the sport, after spectacularly snapping his tibia bone in October. Jake Jones

Derby official stays on sidelines after bone break

MONDAY MALE: Roller derby official Dallas Goode hasn't had the best luck with skating.

Mr Goode often travels to Gladstone to help with official duties and travels anywhere from Cairns to Brisbane.

Being an official performing duties such as timekeeping and penalty tracking means he doesn't have to pull on his skates.

And that's a good thing because his track record doesn't have the best strike rate.

During his third time ever on skates the 25-year-old snapped his tibia so spectacularly, his friends said they heard it from 30 metres away.

"It definitely made a really big noise,' Mr Goode said.

"Have you ever heard someone snap a tree branch at 5 o'clock in the morning?

"Well that's what it sounded like."

Mr Goode dislocated his ankle when two tendons let go, causing his tibia bone to break.

His doctor told him he was lucky the only remaining tendon held on or he would have been recovering from two broken bones.

"It happened because I was fatigued," he said.

"It happened back in October and I am still limping.

"I think I am going to give it another shot when I get back to Mackay though."



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