MRI monday, results and prognosis to be revealed wednesday or thursday.
I saw it referred to as a Grade 1 Hamstring strain, which is the least severe. Some general info to tide you over, and probably re-assure you a bit.
Strains are graded 1, 2 or 3 depending on severity. A grade 1 might consist of small micro tears in the muscle. A grade 2 would be a partial tear in the muscle and grade 3 is a severe or complete rupture of the muscle.
Grade 1: What does it feel like?
Might have tightness in the thigh.
May be able to walk properly.
Probably won't have much swelling.
Lying on front and trying to bend the knee against resistance probably won't produce much pain.
What can the athlete do?
Use a compression bandage or heat retainer until you feel no pain.
See a sports injury professional who can advise on rehabilitation and strengthening.
What can a Sports Injury Specialist or Doctor do?
Use sports massage techniques to speed up recovery (very important).
Use ultrasound and electrical stimulation.
Prescribe a rehabilitation programme.