Cesc Fabregas is a forward for Arsenal and suffered a nasty hamstring pull in the Champions League against Barcelona on March 8. Cesc has a history of hamstring injuries, but according to a livestream he held, he thinks he’ll be back stronger than ever.
It’s been a weird season for me with injuries and I just want to make it right, and I want to come back stronger than ever and fitter than ever so that it won’t happen again. Hopefully you will see me against Blackburn if I’m fit.
His confidence isn’t well placed, though. Among the many sports injuries, the hamstring is one that can cause continuous issues if you don’t perform the proper rehab. His 25 day time off might be enough to overcome a lower severity hamstring issue, but not enough for a major one.
Why do chronic hamstring injuries occur? Overuse and not the proper strength training. In many sports the hamstring is used only for a single dimension motion. If you don’t incorporate lateral or other training processes with the hamstring you might have an issue.
How long does it take to recover from a hamstring pull? It depends on the severity and the amount of prior hamstring injuries. The more times the hamstring is injured the longer it takes to come back. For instance, Isaac Bruce suffered from chronic hamstring injuries to the point where his coach had to find a solution.
With that said, it will typically take two weeks to recover from a low severity hamstring injury, but with a more sever injury it could take 3-4 months.
Here is Cesc Fabregas’ livestream: