The “rib” doctor just came by and putting in the plates went well. He was “really smashed up” and way worse than they thought based on the scan. He is plated to the midpoint in his back, but they could not do anything with the upper ribs. He is now breathing as a “unit” and the anaethesiologist (?) is pleased.
His lung should heal fairly quickly as it was punctured. Much of the tissue in the area was also punctured due to the multiple fractures. Yeah!