Probably, though it's possible that the crush damage will remain isolated to that specific area. It really depends on environmental factors. If the temperature gets high and/or low enough, that could cause the damage to spread, if you move the laptop that could cause the damage to spread, really there's just no way to know without really looking closely at the display panel.
Personally, I'd check around on eBay for someone selling the same model laptop for parts because something is wrong with it other than the display. You can probably get one pretty cheap if it's 4 years old and then you just need to find someone locally who can do the physical replacement. Put an ad on Craigslist or something offering $50 to swap the displays. In a college town, you're bound to have plenty of takers. If you can find a replacement panel for under $100, I'd say go for it.
Hi, all. During an argument my ex-boyfriend forcefully grabbed my laptop by the screen while it was open. There is now great damage to the LCD screen. Although it is not cracked, there is a clear LCD leak taking up a good portion of the lower screen. I own a Vaio that is nearly 4 years old so it isn't worth it to me to replace the screen - it's sort of like it's "totaled" so to speak. Will the problem get worse while I save up to buy a new laptop? I HAVE to have a computer for school and just can't dish out the money in the immediate future.