I pulled one hammie and tore the other. It took me close to two weeks of rest with HOT water & epsom salt, message & slow progressive running, to get back on the field (and track). The torn hammie took more than a month to heal completely. I hope its just pulled or strained, he could be back for the Steelers game. If it is torn he's done for the season but should be back for the playoffs. What I learned with my hammies was that explosive players need to hold their stretches longer. Not saying that this was the case with Willis but each time I injured my hammies it during a period of complacency with my stretching, as I was a very explosive player and runner. In any event, given how Grant played yesterday I think the defence as a whole will be fine, SO LONG AS WE DON'T RUSH HIM BACK or we let him rush himself back (like Andre Johnson). Hammies are difficult injuries to determine a full heal; its player by player. Given his explosiveness I'd say we sit him until the Seahawks game if its just pulled or strained and shut him down if it's torn.
[ Edited by 9ersLiferInChicago on Dec 5, 2011 at 1:10 PM ]