It is no laughing matter that my father-in-law fell from a tree and broke some ribs but there must be some way to work that cliche in.
On Monday, my f-i-l was collecting persimmon, when he fell. Now, he was hurt and seriously to need to stay in the hospital for a few days, but don’t think he fell from a tall pine or maple or the like. Horticulturists could better explain, but as I understand it, you clip the main growth bud of a young tree and major branches grow instead. This way you can have many more fruit-bearing branches and all close to the ground.
So, he fell and probably hit a branch on the way. He went home, and probably went to bed early. The next morning, he was in great pain so he decided to visit a hospital. There he was diagnosed with broken ribs, admitted to a room and had his lower chest wrapped. I suspect he was given pain-killers.