United through injury at the Commonwealth Games
What is the meaning of sport?
Sport could be a force for good in the world.
Today we went to see a project that gives the poorer children of India the entitlement to play.
But Magic Bus gives them time to play. Little girls told me that their favourite thing is "games", and the project leaders talked of large-sided sports uniting children.
That's what the Commonwealth Games are about, unification and entertainment.
But, I confess, I know how Ross Edgar feels. I've fallen too. My fall was minor and without consequence, but he will be devastated.
For me it just means left-handed blogging as the right arm is sore.
Edgar, whose favourite event is the Kieran, has to pick himself up and try to compete a day later.
My fall happened because I went for a run this morning at half seven - tripped up and nearly fell - then for a swim, and on the way down the wet stairs, whoosh, my legs went away from under me on wet marble and, oh lucky day, that pointy bit of my elbow smacked the step.
In common with every injury I have ever had, sport had a hand in it.
The Kiwi broadcasters have a doctor, Steve Kara, who looks after the Auckland Blues rugby team and he kindly inserted three stitches at lunchtime.
I asked him if I could still run tomorrow.
"Oh yeah." He said. "You can even play the second half!"
He turned being stitched into a fun experience, so a big thanks to him.
Ross Edgar's crash happened in the blink of an eye as two men brought four years of training to an event, and both he and Pierre Esterhuizen went sprawling.
Can you imagine how that feels?
And the South African left the arena in a sling.
Thankfully, for Scotland, every cloud has a silver lining and it came, moments later, in the shape of a silver medal for the women's team sprint pair Jenny Davis and Charlie Joiner
But just perhaps, when there is so much negativity around, it's good to take a moment to concentrate on what sport in all its beauty gives you and me.
Fun, friendship and taking part.
Oh, and injuries. Lots and lots of injuries.