Oh. My. God.
So I decided to do a web search on first aid for a torn hamstrung. It seems that there's grade one, where after exercise it sort of feels like a slight cramp (I don't have that); a grade two tear, which hurts right away (check) and causes pain and limping (check and check); and finally grade three, which has all that pain but also a bulge or a depression where the muscle is torn (no, thank the Lord).
And they recommend the RICE protocol: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. I know this as "Ace it, Ice it, Elevate it," and I pretty much did that.
Okay. So far, so good. But then I read this...
As a general rule, grade one Hamstring strains should be rested from sporting activity for about 3 weeks and grade two injuries for about 4 to 6 weeks. In the case of a complete rupture, the Hamstring muscle will have to be repaired surgically and the rehabilitation afterwards will take about 3 months.
Four to six weeks??? I think Not.
C'mon, legs! Are you feelin' the healin'? We got two more Saturdays in the season, and I won't be taking myself out.