Lostboy saidwhat sport?
WHen I did triathlons I was told by the trainers that a week´s lay off didn´t harm you at all and only after that did you even begin to loose fitness. Are we talking something which is skill based, cardio, strength...
etc and (1) who diagnosed the tear (2) have you had therapy?
Badminton so it is sort of an interval sport. Matches will typically last 35 min to an hour. Yes I've had massage therapy and physio and my physiotherapist was telling me to keep up with training while injured (ie cycling and upper body) so I wouldn't lose any fitness. However, my coaches advised to take some time off the court to rest myself mentally and physically before I went. I was sort worried about it in the back of my mind and I was curious how much effect 6 or 7 days off would have.
Thank you guys.
I would say, in terms of fitness, not much, if you keep up a heatlhy diet and still do some light exercise.
The skill though, might be a bit rusty when you get back, though it shouldn't be too hard to get it back, since it was only a week.
Sometimes, a little rest is a very good thing though
Edit: I should point out, I am not a professional, so take my advice with a grain of salt