Hamstring injuries can be a real irritant because they can occur again and again.
But with careful prevention and rehabilitation, there is no reason that they cannot be cured.
Newcastle striker Michael Owen has had problems with injuries to his hamstring, and Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs has also suffered.
Quite often fast players are affected by this type of injury. Sprinters are also prone to hamstring pulls and tears.
They occur when you over-extend the muscle in the back of the leg.
Warming up properly is the best way to prevent this injury.
Sudden onset of pain or a pop in the thigh.
Rest, ice, elevation of leg and a proper recovery program.
Within 2-4 weeks depending on severity.