There are various protocols of recovery - some very aggressive, some conservative.
My approach was very conservative. 2 years ago (almost exactly) I experienced a full rupture and avulsion on my left quad tendon at the bottom of a training squat with 525 lbs. As a competitive powerlifter, I desperately wanted to get back to lifting. After serveral days of research, it was clear that if I wanted to load up that quad one day I needed to ensure the tendon was completely healed and secure to the patella.
I spent 8 weeks immobile. I went as far as renting a wheelchair with my leg extended to avoid weight bearing.
I started rehab slowly as well. I felt any physical therapist would be too aggressive for the injury. The PTs I interviewed like to push to a pain threshold. Although mine is high, I simply do not believe pain is condusive to affective healing with our injury. I slowly worked on active ROM and started walking in the pool to ensure proper gait while I rehabbed. It was eight months before I really started lifting on my lower body.
Today I am deadlifting 650 lbs at 51 years of age. As a coach you can appreciate the accomplishment. And, I have full ROM in my left leg.
I don't want to diminish anyone's efforts. There are some aggressive folks on here with great results! I simply wanted to contrast with my experience - allowing full healing and rehabbing carefully.
Good healing Poli.