He said last night he hid the fact he had hurt himself from his boss and co workers because he didn't want to deal with workers comp. I don't see why he's not wanting to just admit he hurt himself to his boss, he's got easier work coming up for a fair few weeks so he will have time to heal, he will mostly be doing computer work and only a few things that will require an effort as such.
He's doing my head in! Golf seems like such a dumb idea if he's actually done something to his thumb, fingers crossed as soon as the swelling goes down it will be fine and it's not a break but I mean he's broken fingers before so I guess he's know what it feels like.. I'd assume lol