Broad Street Runners: What to Do Before Sunday If You Have Shin Splints

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I heard from few readers earlier this week who are worried about running Sunday’s Blue Cross Broad Street Run because of some lingering shin split pain from their months of hard training. So I wondered: Is there anything they can do at this point, just four days (!!) out from the race, to help them get to the finish line in one happy, strong, pain-free piece?

Good news: Yes, there is.

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Eagles-Bucs Injury Report

Here is a look at the injury report for Sunday’s game between the Eagles and Buccaneers. Tampa is a 7 1/2-point favorite.

EAGLES

OUT

S Kurt Coleman (chest), RB LeSean McCoy (concussion), T Nate Menkin (throat), DT Mike Patterson (illness), QB Michael Vick (concussion)

QUESTIONABLE

RB Chris Polk (toe)

PROBABLE

S Nate Allen (shoulder), DT Fletcher Cox (tailbone), RB Stanley Havili (ankle), LB Mychal Kendricks (shoulder), G Dallas Reynolds (ankle), CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (knee).

BUCS

OUT

CB LeQuan Lewis (knee),

QUESTIONABLE

DT Roy Miller (head)

PROBABLE

WR Vincent Jackson (calf), RB Danny Ware (illness)

Notes: Vick and McCoy are still in Phase 4 of the Eagles’ concussion program. Vick is still below baseline on his imPACT test, while McCoy continues to have symptoms…Nate Menkin will be heading to  the IR with a throat cartilage injury suffered in practice…Patterson is dealing with what the Eagles believe is viral pneumonia. It is unrelated to his brain AVM, according to trainer Rick Burkholder. Colt Anderson is expected to start in place of the injured Coleman.

Eagles-Panthers Injury Report

Here is a look at the Eagles-Panthers injury report heading into Monday night’s game:

PANTHERS

OUT

DE Antwan Applewhite (hamstring)

PROBABLE

WR Steve Smith (finger), G Geoff Hangartner (knee), DE Greg Hardy (illness), S Colin Jones (head), LB Jordan Senn (ankle), LB James Anderson (back)

EAGLES

OUT

WR Jason Avant (hamstring), RB LeSean McCoy (concussion), RB Chris Polk (toe),QB Michael Vick (concussion) did not practice

PROBABLE

WR Riley Cooper (knee),DT Cullen Jenkins (foot/ankle), G Danny Watkins (ankle)

Notes: Brown returned kicks last week but that job is expected to go to Brandon Boykin with Brown getting the start. With Polk and McCoy out, look for Dion Lewis to get some carries.

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Eagles-Redskins Injury Report

Here is your injury report for Sunday’s game against the Eagles and Redskins:

REDSKINS

QUESTIONABLE

WR Pierre Garcon (foot), S Brandon Meriweather (knee)

PROBABLE

CB DeAngelo Hall (groin), WR Santana Moss (head), P Sav Rocca (knee), LS Nick Sundberg (forearm), OT Trent Williams (ankle), CB Josh Wilson (shoulder)

EAGLES

OUT

QB Michael Vick (concussion), WR Jason Avant (hamstring), WR Mardy Gilyard (hamstring), RB Chris Polk (toe)

QUESTIONABLE

G Danny Watkins (ankle)

PROBABLE

WR Riley Cooper (knee), LB Akeem Jordan (thumb), LB Mychal Kendricks (foot), WR Jeremy Maclin (back)

Notes: Hall was listed as a limited participant Friday after being full-go on Thursday…Redskins coach Mike Shanahan sounded optimistic that both Meriweather and Garcon will play…Watkins is still having issues with his lateral mobility. The Eagles seemed legitimately uncertain as to whether the right guard would be available.

Eagles-Cowboys Injury Report

COWBOYS

OUT

RB DeMarco Murray (foot), DE Sean Lissemore (ankle), S Matt Johnson (hamstring), C Phil Costa (ankle).

DOUBTFUL

LB Dan Connor (neck)

QUESTIONABLE

CB Mike Jenkins (back)

PROBABLE

WR Dez Bryant (hip), RB Felix Jones (knee), NT Jay Ratliff (ankle)
EAGLES

OUT

WR Mardy Gilyard (hamstring), T Todd Herremans (foot), RB Chris Polk (toe), G Danny Watkins (ankle)

PROBABLE

S Nate Allen (hamstring), WR Jason Avant (back), CB Brandon Boykin (toe), LB Akeem Jordan (groin), LB Mychal Kendricks (foot), RB LeSean McCoy (illness), S David Sims (foot)

Notes: Jenkins did not practice Thursday or Friday for the Cowboys.  Vincent Agnew was called up from the practice squad and is likely to  play Sunday against the Eagles if Jenkins can’t go, per the team’s website.

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