pe·​ro·​ne·​al | \ ˌper-ō-ˈnē-əl, pə-ˈrō-nē- \

Definition of peroneal

: of, relating to, or located near the fibula

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Smith missed his entire rookie season in 2016 recovering from injuries to his anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments in his left knee and overcoming damage to the peroneal nerve in his final game at Notre Dame. Drew Davison, star-telegram, "Yoga? Cowboys' Jaylon Smith explains how his new offseason routine is paying off," 31 May 2018 Smith tore his ACL and suffered significant damage to his peroneal nerve. Peter King,, "Dallas Cowboys Training Camp: Jaylon Smith Looks 'Fantastic’ in First Padded Practice," 27 July 2017 Smith, though, still wears a brace on his left foot after damage to the peroneal nerve in his leg created drop foot. Charean Williams,, "Jaylon Smith insists he will play well with or without brace," 10 May 2017 Peroneal nerve palsy causes a foot drop weakness or inability to lift up the foot and evert, both important qualities for a linebacker. Profootballdoc,, "Cowboys must brace for reality with Jaylon Smith," 9 May 2017

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First Known Use of peroneal

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for peroneal

New Latin peroneus, from perone fibula, from Greek peronē, literally, pin, from peirein to pierce — more at diapir

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pe·​ro·​ne·​al | \ ˌper-ō-ˈnē-əl, pə-ˈrō-nē- \

Medical Definition of peroneal

1 : of, relating to, or located near the fibula
2 : relating to or involving a peroneal part

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