Dave MacLeod touches on a topic I unfortunately have way too much experience with: figuring out how much of a lay-off is necessary to recover from injury
The basic rationale for lay-off is to allow the tissue some rest and a chance to recover from it’s severely compromised state. There are quite a few assumptions built into the decision to completely rest the tissue. First, that the tissue will really benefit from complete withdrawal from the sport. Unfortunately, this isn’t strictly true.
Finish your book on injuries soon, Dave, before it’s too late for me!