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I have never had any injury around my collarbone or

I have never had any injury around my collarbone or much experience with broken bones except when I sprained my ankle. But I am an author who is stuck on research. What would be the likely symptoms to a twenty five year old man who is shot in the shoulder, and the bullet breaks his collarbone? (The pistol would be about four yards away)
Sun, 27 May 2018
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