Didn't have a canned response in mind. I am genuinely curious as to what x-rays were used determine this. Union of the radius to the wrist (Ru on this chart) is pretty much game over, not even 1 cm can be expected to remain at that point.I know you're going to jump to the "well hand x-rays can be innaccurate..."
even if his spine is still open it has at best a small opening
what did he base his prediction off of