Derek tore a muscle in his leg and fell.


Does "tore" in the above amount to "broke" or "sprained?" Thanks.
broke isn't used with muscles.

Torn muscle = strained muscle (but sounds more serious)

Sprain - theoretically this applies to ligaments rather than muscles, but a lot of people use it interchangeably with strain.

rend - not used with parts of the body.
"Tore" amounts to "rent".

Derek has damaged his leg muscle by tearing or rending.
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