The AO3 Tag of the Day is: Peanut butter I understand, laser cats I very much want to understand
How long is the average recovery time for thoracic blunt(/burn?) trauma? My character (a military officer) gets shot in the right part of the chest with a laser weapon and survives thanks to the in-universe equivalent of a bulletproof vest, and needs to survive but be pretty much out of commission for at least several weeks, but no longer than two months. Have I got this mostly right or should I choose another injury to maim my character with so they need a few weeks to recover?