turf toe

noun

Definition of turf toe

: a minor but painful usually sports-related injury typically involving hyperextension of the big toe that results in spraining or tearing of the ligaments at the joint between the metatarsal and basal phalanx

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Justin Upton’s recuperation from a turf toe injury served as another spark. Maria Torres, latimes.com, "Angels activate Andrelton Simmons in time for series against Athletics," 27 June 2019 Sidelined since March with turf toe, outfielder Justin Upton has begun playing in rehab games and could be activated on an upcoming three-city road trip. Andy Mccullough, latimes.com, "You know what that Angels’ sweep of the Dodgers meant? Not much," 12 June 2019 Michigan was the beneficiary of that chaos, using a relentless offense that produced even with the limited services of Big Ten Player of the Year Jordan Brewer, who has been battling turf toe. Eric Single, SI.com, "Super Regionals Preview: Who's Destined for the College World Series?," 5 June 2019 But Dunn, who missed his third straight game with turf toe that is protected by a walking boot on Wednesday night, averaged 14.9 points and 8 assists in December. K.c. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Nothing has changed Bulls' projection of Kris Dunn as point guard of future," 21 Mar. 2018 Dunn remains in a walking boot to protect turf toe in his right big toe. K.c. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Bulls short-handed again for game against Nuggets," 21 Mar. 2018 Both have been sidelined since March 15 with left knee tendinitis (LaVine) and turf toe (Dunn). K.c. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Bulls shut down Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn for the season," 2 Apr. 2018 Webster says his son suffered a cracked bone one foot and a back injury, while dealing with turf toe and cramping issues. Greg Bishop, SI.com, "Malik Newman's March Metamorphosis Was Only a Matter of Time," 30 Mar. 2018 But turf toe sidelined Fluker for the final six games of the season. Mark Inabinett, AL.com, "D.J. Fluker changes teams in NFL free agency," 20 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of turf toe

1981, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for turf toe

from the occurrence of the injury among athletes who play on artificial turf

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turf toe

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Medical Definition of turf toe

: a minor but painful usually sports-related injury involving hyperextension of the big toe that results in spraining or tearing of the ligament of the metatarsophalangeal joint

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