Minor Shin Splints - What does that do for completing BCT

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  1. onlyplaying

    onlyplaying 2014 Cadet Mom

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    Just got a letter from my BC, 2nd day at Jack's she has shin splints. I didn't get a call this week saying she was being sent home or anything. Any ideas on if it could set her back from completing BCT?
     
  2. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Minor shin splints will probably not result in a medical turnback, although it is a possibility. If it causes a basic to miss more than 8 days of training, they will be turned back. What qualifies as "missing a day of training" can be a tough thing to determine in some cases.
     
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    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    In the pics of my son's flight out at Jack's today, I counted 5 basics on crutches. Sounds like shin splints may be a more minor injury! Hopefully at least.

    Still waiting for the first letter from our son at Jack's - hoping BCT2 is going at least as well as BCT1 did. Saw at least a few pics of him smiling, but still waiting for that letter! :wink:
     
  4. onlyplaying

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    His squad wasn't doing the first aid though, were they? That could account for the cruches. But I did get to thinking about it. The letter is 5 days old already, so maybe I need not worry. She's still there.
     

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