Right this story is a bit long so bear with me. I've been struggling with posterior tibial stress syndrome aka shin splints for quite a while , albeit at a manageable level where I was able to control it with ibuprofen & lots of stretching. But last week while tabbing, I was suffering from an unusual pain in my shins which I battled through and finished with the whole platoon, simply putting it down to my shin splits that come and go. However in the hours / days that followed the pain began to worsen to the point I was struggling to walk at all. I was sent to med centre to then be referred to physio who told me I had possibly caused a stress fracture or ligament damage and that due to my persistent shin splints I'm unsuitable for infantry training. I was sent back to the doc for further testing who came to the conclusion that due to my "unusual" lower limb mechanics, I have caused significant but not permanent damage to the tendons around my soleus muscle, and that while the injury would heal, it would only return should I resume training. Therefore he made the decision to medically discharge me. I have been sent home on unit sick leave untill next Monday where I will be seen by a med board. What do I do now ? Will they pretty much tell me to piss off from Monday ? Or will I be kept on unit sick leave for months until it's all sorted. I ask because I plan on visiting a family friend who is a physio who thinks he can help "cure" my problems , at which point I want to reapply for a different corps - as combat med to be exact. The longer it takes to be discharged means I will have to wait longer before I can re-apply correct ? I'm generally seeking any info if you have heard of any situations similar to myself.