Medial head gastrocnemius tear

So….. I did not post anything last night. Unfortunately, on Saturday I tore my right calf at the Marin Volleynation tournament. As far as I can tell, it’s a tear of the medial head, a common tennis injury. I definitely should have stretched more, but on the plus side, at least it wasn’t my achilles tendon. I’ve often heard of the pop or the sensation of getting punched in the league, but feeling is better than hearing or reading about it. My research indicates that I should be able to have a full recovery in 4-6 weeks, though I may not be ready for sports in that time. Also, and more importantly, I won’t need any surgery if I take care of myself. So, I’ll spend the next few days at home off my feet. I do have a crutch right now, but not walking (and RICE) is still better than hobbling around with the crutch.

In the meanwhile, since I will have some extra time, I’ll try to get the next part of Untethered posted in the next few days. Last week I had no time, and this weekend was busier than it’s been in a few weeks, so I definitely have some catchup to do.

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