Serbian media are full of reports about JJ's injury
It sounds like ruptured muscles injury but they won't to panic
In a first degree strain, only a few muscle fibres are damaged.
• In a second degree strain, the damage would involve a more extensive number of muscle fibres.
• In a third degree strain, the muscle itself would have a complete rupture.
Thigh Muscle Strain Signs & Symptoms
A grade one thigh strain may be felt only after the activity is over. The patient may feel sensations similar to a cramp. He or she may also experience tightness in the thigh along with some pain when extending or contracting the thigh muscles.
A grade two strain’s effects will be felt immediately. There will be a more severe pain and the injury will also make walking extremely painful. The injury will be verified if there is throbbing when the muscle is either stretched or contracted. Also, this degree of strain will be sore to touch.
The most severe of all, a grade three injury would involve a complete tear in the muscle itself
. In this grade, the patient will instantly experience stabbing pains emanating from the thigh. Walking will also come with an extreme amount of pain. Because of the tear, there may be a visible depression in the thigh as well as a lump above that depression. An injury of this magnitude will also cause internal bleeding which, after a few days, will manifest as large bruises on the skin.
Thigh Muscle Strain Treatment
In order to lessen the bleeding and the damage within the tissues, a combination of rest, ice and compression must be immediately applied to the injury. Although resting may seem like a typical form of treatment, many competitive athletes fail to recognize its importance. Failure to have adequate rest could be very dangerous since it takes very little for an injury to escalate from one degree of severity to another. In general, a patient must refrain from any sports-related activity for about three weeks in order to facilitate healing of a grade one Thigh strain.
For a grade two thigh strain, rest must be increased to about four to six weeks. In the case of a grade three strain, a surgery will be necessary in order to repair the ruptured muscles. After the procedure, the patient must undergo rehabilitation for three months.
Whether the patient has a grade one, two or three injury, the immediate treatment of the thigh strain is the same. With a compression bandage put in place, the thigh must be elevated and must be refrained from any motion. An ice pack must also be applied at two-hour intervals, for 20 minutes each time. The bleeding, as well as the inflammation of the tissues will be reduced after these procedures have been carried out. More active rehabilitation may begin only after the patient has had a couple days of rest.
During the healing process, a scar tissue will form on the area of injury. Gentle resistance exercises along with thigh stretching will aid in the alignment of the scar. The tensile strength of the thigh muscle will improve once the scar tissue is properly aligned along the normal lines of stress.
In the beginning, a therapist will provide gentle resistance. However, as the muscle heals and strengthens, it will be possible to use resistance bands that can offer a more challenging exercise. The number of sets and repetitions performed will be gradually increased. Eventually, the patient will be able to start working on his Core strength.