That's probably the most important thing to note, IMO. I was 44 y.o. when I broke mine, and I did notice that recovery took longer than I thought it would. I pretty much just followed the doctor's advice and just to be safe I waited until I was done with physical therapy before I rode my bike again. Total time off the bike was 3 months but I was recovering from some spinal hairline fractures too, so that may have delayed me a bit. (Note: don't get hit by a car while riding your bike....those suckers will mess you up!)So, I think this is highly variable on the individual and the severity/type of break. Good luck!
Congratulations man!! Welcome to the club. Broke mine last year in a car vs bike accident. I'm 54 yrs old. Both doctor and physical therapist both said to stay off bike for at least 8 weeks so I decided to play it safe took my time. Was off the bike for 8-9 weeks. Getting up and going into work for the first 2 weeks was kind of rough but other than that; things went good. By week 6 I was ready to start ridding but they said no. Don't over do it on the physical therapy. You'll be ok.I broke my collarbone Sunday. The doctor said 6-8 week recovery. I would like to hear from others that have had a similar injury and what their recovery was like, plus any tips to speed recovery.
keep in mind that doctors give a very conservative recommendation on healing because it takes 12 weeks for the bone to be 100% resistant to another break. A "sports medicine" doctor giving the ok to ride "as soon as you like" doesn't remove the fact the bone is still not healed, and if you fall again it's likely to create even more problems...