I strained my calf after an intense Treadmill interval routine - and made it worse by continuing my kickboxing. I finally saw a sports medicine dr., and he basically just gave me stretches and strengthening exercises for my calf. I agree with laying off of it and doing other types of exercises that don't work the calf. (So no jumping around at all.) When you're able to do calf raises with no pain at all, start incorporating more of the work that you started, but go slowly.
Focus on yoga and strength training, swimming for cardio if you can, for a couple of weeks and reevaluate.
Motivation will get you to the start line; discipline will get you to the finish.
Starting Weight: 264 (didn't get there overnight)
Current Weight 129.4 (didn't get here overnight)
| current weight: -3.6 under