shin splints

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shin splints

[′shin ‚splins]
(medicine)
An injury and an inflammation of the lower leg muscles and bones of the lower and middle third of the tibia and fibula, seen in athletes such as runners or basketball and football players.
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Plante, who has battled shin splits, whiplash and the flu over the first part of the season, is rounding into form.
Last year, she hadn't trained well in the 300, and she went in with shin splits and was tired from doing two other races.
At the beginning of the season, Plante suffered shin splits, sidelining her for most practices and limiting her leaping ability and hitting in matches.