Jeremy Lin Nets news have come in about him suffering from a major hamstring strain. While it is not known when Lin will recover fully and get back into his groove, here are some 12 facts about his injury you should know.
Jeremy Lin Nets updates reveal that the athlete has suffered from a hamstring strain early this month. While the guard has performed well early in the season, his injury has stalled the spark that the Harvard standout had. The Brooklyn Nets has obviously felt the hit of losing Lin too, dropping to 4-10 with 6 straight losses.
While Lin revealed how bad he misses playing ball, there’s still no sured date for his return and he can only wait until his hamstring strain fully recovers.
While fans wait for JLin to return, here are a few facts about his injury to know about
12 Jeremy Lin Injury Facts
- Hamstring strains are tears to the large muscles or tendons at the back of the thigh. This is a common injury for many athletes and vary based on their severity.
- There are three grades of these hamstring injuries. The first is a mild muscle pull or strain while the second is partial muscle tear. The third is complete muscle tearing which is more serious.
- Did you know that a first grade strain can recover in only a few days? It is certainly possible but grade 2 or 3 injuries may take several weeks or even months to cure.
- Hamstrings are tissue bands or tendons at the back of our thighs which link the bone to the big thigh muscle. These are not used a lot while walking or standing. However, they are highly active during climbing, running and jumping.
- Hamstring injuries are caused by extra stretching beyond limits. Sudden movements like lunging or sprinting can cause strains. These recurring injuries are very common for athletes.
- How do you know if you have injured your hamstring? Mild strains will lead to sudden tenderness on the back of the thigh or even pain. Grade 2 injuries may be more painful accompanied by bruising and swelling. Grade 3 injuries mean swelling, bruises and lots of pain. Using the leg in this scenario is next to impossible.
- See your general practitioner only when the injury is not healing. Take advice about when to resume regular activities and recovery.
- During the recovery process, no sport should be played. No training is recommended for athletes in this period.
- Initial treatment can comprise of resting one’s leg, no physical activity and applying ice packs.
- Never apply ice directly to the skin in case of these injuries. Go for tea towels to wrap the ice cubes and apply the same for 15-20 minutes periodically.
- You should keep your leg raised on a pillow to reduce chances of swelling as much as possible.
- You should bandage or compress your thigh to restrict swelling or other movements that can cause damage.