When you have an injury, there’s only one thing on your mind: Getting better.
An injury is not just a literal pain, it’s also keeping you back from reaching your fitness goals. And if you’re anything like me, the exercise-restricted version of you is not exactly a pleasure to be around.
Take a look at the expected recovery times here so that you have something to plan your recovery around.
Grade I: 0-2 Weeks
Grade II: 2-12 Weeks
Grade III: 3-24 Weeks
Ligament Sprain / Tear:
Grade I: 0-3 Days
Grade II: 3-24 Weeks
Grade III: 5-52 Weeks
Tendonitis: 3-7 Weeks
Tendinosis: 12-28 Weeks
Laceration: 5-28 Weeks
All of these are depending on health and level of activity of the individual, alongside with illness beliefs, perception, nutrition, sleep and stress levels. Therefore these are to be used as a guideline and always is the help of a professional recommended for an efficient rehabilitation process.
Source: Dr. Caleb Burgess DPT, OCS, CSCS