Barry Bonds missed yesterday’s game against Randy Johnson and the Arizona due to shin splints in both shins.
To which we replied, “WTF?”
Yes, we know Bonds is 42. We also know he’s had many a knee surgery in recent years, yada yada yada. But according to the Mayo Clinic, shin splints are a “running-related injury” common to runners who run too much, causing a running overload on the shinbone.
Um, anyone who has watched a Giants game this year can tell you that Barry never runs on or off the field. He has his spurts if a ball is hit near him, or on close plays on the bases. He runs when he has to.
But is that really enough to get shin splints?
Of all the people to get a running-related injury, Bonds has got to be the last player to be get one. It’s like Dave Dravecky having tennis elbow, Chris Farley suffering from anorexia or Al Davis having heartburn.
Shin Splints [Mayo Clinic]