Hamstring pull or tear

Patient

Q: I was playing softball and was sprinting around the bases, when the back of my leg seemed to stop me. Not a big pain and not a continuous pain. I iced the area immediately and then the next day saw bruising, which has grown to a large bruise on back of leg, purple in color that extends from the back of knee to the groin area. muscle seems sore. Would this be a tear, pull or strain? Can i travel to Colorado this week?

Symptoms:  discoloration on back of leg form back of knee to groin.
no pain, just sore
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