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Injury to leg by baseball - Vastus Lateralis

Question: Injury to leg by baseball - Vastus Lateralis

My 9 year old son was hit by a pitch today at practice. The ball was going about 50mph and hit him solidly on his upper left outer leg, half way between the knee and pelvic joint. He was batting right handed. When I looked up the muscle it appears to be the vastus lateralis. He is in some pain when walking but the problem is he is schedule to be the starting pitcher in tomorrow's game. Is there anything I can do to help this injury for the short term. Is heat or ice better? Can I wrap it and will that help during the game. He is a right handed pitcher so the injured leg will be striding toward the plate. Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks!