Dynasty Deacon wrote:How does a pitcher get shin splints? I wouldn't expect him to run himself that hard. I have had shin splints before and they suck. I got them playing 2-3 hours of soccer everyday.
I wouldn't think they would be that bad for a pitcher. We can all just be thankful that it wasn't an arm that he hurt.
They just have to be careful with him. I got shin splints so bad playing high school soccer that I ended up with a stress fracture in my right shin that did me in for a good year and a half. To this day (more than a decade only--yes, I'm showing my age), I still have problems with my calves if I don't stretch them out thoroughly and am prone to shin splints when I run without the right kind of shoes.
I have Felix and don't want to panic anybody (and picked him early). I hope he is okay. I could be a rare, rare case. But they better be sure they cut back on the running and get him in running shoes when he runs in practice until he is 100%.
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