Originally Posted by flickchick85
Yeah, the whole reason he was so desperate to escape the cage was because directly colliding with the Earth like that would have seriously f***ed him up. Flying out sideways saved him, if not from death, then from serious injury.
Exactly. It would seriously injury or kill him, so he used a bit of basic physics to help him. The notion that he flew in the same
direction of the fall is almost insane.
He's tough, no doubt, however we shouldn't forget he needed to avoid the shots from the jet and he was injured by Loki's blade later.