haven't been really keeping up with this thread as thoroughly as I should, but if you're injured make sure you take care of the injury and let it heal. but also remember, that at a point in the recovery gentle stretching (and I emphasize GENTLE) will help keep scar tissue from forming and the muscle becoming LESS flexible than before the injury. I am not a professional in this field, but that is what I've been told and have experienced through my own injuries. make sure you seek professional advice on your injuries!!