So I'm off to Sandhurst in a little under 3 weeks... and I have in the past week fallen victim to mild shin splints. The obvious here is to contact their staff ASAP and take their advice, but I'm just wondering what's likely to happen.... I assume that they are unlikely to hold back on deferring me to May entry and putting me through another PCCBC with its full medical. The though of a further three months unemployed (or at least unemployed until I can get myself a short term retail job/similar) does not sit well with me if it is likely that the shin splints will clear up in no time and leave me on the sidelines as the rest of the entry are getting on with it in January. Other options are to keep it quiet and see how I am after Christmas, however I know that the medical staff are away on leave from the end of this week, go and see a private physio (£70) to ask their opinion, and probably a few other options that I'm missing out. Not had an issue with shin splints before, and I don't think I've gone too excessive on the phys - lots of good stretches, not too many miles on the trainers, mix of running on grass/road etc, but a second/third/twenty fifth opinion would be appreciated here. Most likely situation here is that I'm venting through frustration and will be on the phone to RMAS in the morning. I know that some of their staff read this board and will frown upon me not getting in touch. Integrity and all that eh? Just hoping someone else has a similar experience and can provide some useful words. Cheers!