For two months my "friends" would say, "Hey Here comes House. Get his autograph!"
I would reply, "Either you're cheating or your wife has syphilis and is addicted to marzipan, either way, my leg hurts so bite me"
That is what my doc told me back when I did that. It took a little over a year, and for years I could re-sprain it easily. Um, Learn from my Fail: do the exercises and keep doing them. Forever. Being imobilized drives me nuts. Hugs.