Our expert says:
It does sound like a tear, and a groin strain is a really stubborn injury. It just requires rest, maybe a week or two, depending on the severity of the tear, and then a lot of patience as you build your way back to normal. You have to start at 50% of what you would normally do, and then build slowly, maybe three to four weeks to get back to normal. So it's a big time chunk to take out. Cycling should be the first thing you can do normally, because it doesn't load the muscle the same way. Skipping, running and anything that involves changes of direction is a longer term thing.
If it hasn't responded about 4 to 6 weeks later, then it's time to see a doctor.
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