Dr Iain Duncan

This is the muscle injury classification that I generally refer to with expected return to sporting activity:

 

 

GRADEDESCRIPTIONRETURN TO SPORT
0Oedema/fluid around tendon/epimysium<2 weeks
1Myofibril disruption without epimysial or myofascial changes1-4 weeks
2plus epimysial/myofascial interuption or delamination3-6 weeks
3intramusculat tendon or epimysial failure/tear6+ weeks