Re: Fractured metacarpal (boxers fracture)
Hey man, I forget the exact term, but unilateral training on the side opposite the injury is a great way to stay in shape during an injury. In fact, there is research out there saying that it will actually even speed the recovery process.
I dislocated my elbow a while back in BJJ class and forced myself to keep lifting unilaterally (DB snatches, cleans, DB bench rows. All compound exercises). I stayed strong and was able to make a fairly quick comeback. Anti-inflammatory diet will also speed recovery. Goodluck