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Lower shin injury, mild bruising, severe swelling and pain, feeling of indentation and numbness in middle. What could it be?

I took a cleat my lower shin (right above my ankle) while playing college soccer today. Its bruising a little bit, but I have severe pain and swelling . In the middle, it feels like there is an indent and it is very numb. It hurts when I walk but not so much that it stops me from moving. What could it be? Will it stop be from playing next weekend?
Asked On : Thu, 6 Sep 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
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It could be a stress fracture lower tibia.

An xray of that region s/b done.

If it is a stress fracture, immobilsation is required.

Answered: Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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