I don't think I've ever really torn/tore a muscle.
on a six mile run, right at the halfway point, my left calf totally seized up. I was able to hobble home. Stretching did not improve the "knot" feeling. It didn't feel like a cramp.
Next day? I have a big circular bruise on my calf. Right in the rear/center. I'm walking but it's tender, injury was two weeks ago.
does this sound like a mild tear? I have no experience with tears, just strains and breaks.
Bruise is still there two weeks later, about the size of a baseball.
Seems a little strange.
"That night I had a dream. I dreamt I was as light as the ether."