It was bad. Life-ending bad.
While the ulnar fracture (arrow below) was extremely fixable, the bones of the wrist (circled below) were shattered and like Humpty Dumpty of children’s rhymes, he couldn’t be put back together again. There was no way to repair the damage, so he was humanely euthanized to end his pain.
However, when we met, the young turkey vulture’s right shoulder faced the ground. That was the first bad sign. When I took him from their cage to place in my box, a quick parking lot exam revealed the reported road rash on the wrist—nothing that couldn’t be treated—and a very open fracture right in the “armpit.” About an inch of bone was exposed. He also required humane euthanasia. (The photos below were taken post-euthanasia.)