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Good morning! I'm sorry to hear that you've hurt your tongue. Could you upload a photo of it so that I can see the purple discoloration? Also, extend it as far as you can in the picture so I can see its range of motion.
That's a great picture. Thank you for sending it. This does not look like a pulled muscle. It looks like a type of vascular malformation. It can be a hemotoma (blood-filled tumor) or an overgrowth of the blood vessels in your tongue. Any of those vascular issues cause the tongue to be enlarged and a little bulbous. Had you noticed any enlargement or discoloration before two days ago? Is it possible you injured your tongue during your hard fall? Maybe bit it? The injury could have torn the blood vessels and allowed blood to spill out under the surface.
I would recommend that you see an oral surgeon ASAP. Do you have one in your area that you can call?