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Injury ContextPlay
Used to talk about injuries related to sports or accidents involving the front lower leg. SlideAfter the soccer game, my shin was swollen because the ball hit it hard.
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Protective GearPlay
Associated with protective sports equipment, especially in soccer and other contact sports. SlideAlways wear shin guards during practice to prevent injury.
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Common CollocationsPlay
Often used with adjectives 'bruised', 'scraped', 'sore' to describe the condition of the shin after an impact. SlideShe showed her bruised shin to the nurse.