@jmc88 - I can technically answer yes to your question. When I played baseball in high school, I slid into second base and ended up with what was called a distal radius fracture. I believe distal just refers to the part of the bone away from the body.
Even though my radius was actually broken, it was basically a broken wrist that I had. Luckily, my injury wasn't as serious as some others'. I was able to wear a cast for a little less than 2 months, and I was fine after that. I know that for some people, they have to have surgery to remove pieces of bone, and their wrist is never the same.
As for the pain, I don't remember it being excruciating. There was a lot of adrenaline to balance things out. The swelling started very quickly, though, which made it a little painful to try to move my wrist.