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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Recent Examples on the Web His production has dipped since receiver Davante Adams returned from turf toe. Tom Canavan, courant.com, "Giants still struggling; Packers in need of righting the ship," 30 Nov. 2019 Jones has had success as a runner, a receiver out of the backfield and when lining up out wide, adding another dimension to Green Bay’s offense that was needed when star receiver Davante Adams was sidelined with a turf toe injury. Josh Dubow, chicagotribune.com, "Waller, Godwin, Chark among emerging stars at halfway point," 5 Nov. 2019 Added to that is the news that Green Bay’s best receiver, Davante Adams, returned to practice this week for the first time since his September turf toe injury. BostonGlobe.com, "Here are some players to put in your fantasy football drop zone - The Boston Globe," 1 Nov. 2019 That coincided with Harris' return from a turf toe injury. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Higley defensive end Jason Harris a football force in final high school season," 17 Oct. 2019 Marshall said a torn capsule in his big toe, along with turf toe, has sidelined him for the team’s first nine games. Daniel Oyefusi, baltimoresun.com, "‘It’s a great time to be in Baltimore’: Veterans Domata Peko, Justin Ellis relish opportunity to join rising Ravens team," 13 Nov. 2019 The offense continues to operate at a high level without its best playmaker, Davante Adams, who remains sidelined with turf toe. Brad Biggs, chicagotribune.com, "NFL power rankings for Week 9: Bears plummet to No. 22, while a special defense keeps the Patriots locked at No. 1," 29 Oct. 2019 The Packers' running backs stepped up The Packers’ top receiver Davante Adams missed a fourth straight game with turf toe. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, "Aaron Rodgers' connection with Aaron Jones powers Packers past Chiefs for win," 28 Oct. 2019 In other injury news, strong safety Jasquiski Tartt did not practice because of a toe injury, but Shanahan said Tartt does not have turf toe. Eric Branch, SFChronicle.com, "49ers’ Ford sidelined due to knee issue; Tartt has toe injury," 18 Sep. 2019

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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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The first known use of turf toe was in 1981

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“Turf toe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turf%20toe. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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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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