- Aug 4, 2005
So what you're saying is that he has a grade 2.5 tear but not a tear
From my understanding (and again I'm just passing on some of the knowledge I've gained, I'm no expert), think of it like this:
2-4 weeks: Grade 1 is a strain of the muscle (pulled hamstring) where it's overstretched but doesn't tear.
4-8 weeks: Grade 2 is a partial tear of the muscle.
8-12 weeks plus: Grade 3 is a full tear of the muscle and POTENTIALLY tear off the bone.
The timescale of these grades is approximate depending on the individual, the severity of the injury and there are obviously exceptions. Borderline Grade 3 as O'Keefe put it probably means Micky had more than a partial tear but not a full tear if that makes sense, blurring the lines between the grades.
All we can do as fans is hope Micky recovers really well and fully without rushing back to minimise the chance of it reoccurring.