if i have a athlete who is a fifth year senior and the doctors tell him if he gets a shot that he cant do anymore damage, then why not – its the athlete last year. if the athlete is fr/soph then ill agree be more caution.
I wasn't speaking about a shot, I was speaking about training hard and without modification through a tibial stress fracture. To the best of my knowledge there aren't any shots that can address that.
Under circumstances like you mentioned I have no problem with working through it. In fact, last year I had 2 like that (both with pre-existing cervical fractures from military training) and this year I've got one with a broken pinky-toe. I had all of them work through (because they wanted to) and there was no risk of greater injury.