Originally posted by LottOfDefense:Partially tore my bicep 2 years ago. It is a b***h of an injury. You have to choices surgery or let the tendon heal on its own. You can live a normal life without the surgery, but you loose about 40% of your strength in the bicep. So if your old or sedentary, you don't need surgery. The partial bicep tendon will re-attach itself in a non-optimal location.
The surgery is simple but the recovery is a b****. 1st your wear a brace, that allows flexion/extension to a degree. You work your way through your range of motion and then you start with weights (a can of corn). It takes about 6 months for a non-professional athlete to get back to full strength.
Ray will play with a brace which will he keep from hyper extending/flexing the muscle. Amazing that football players play like this, their is a reason why ex-players are suing the league.
Was yours a proximal or distal tear?