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A 49-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how long to wait to go back to sports after hamstring injury?

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
6-8 weeks minimum: After 2-3 weeks most symptoms will subside, but attempted quick stops or starts will bring the pain back out. Every time you feel the pain, the recovery clock starts over. Therefore, even in the absence of pain, you must wait a full 6-8 weeks before returning to explosive sporting events. At 3 weeks, gentle stretching can be started, and light exercise.
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