turf toe


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

Examples of turf toe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The absence of Jaylen Brown, and Robert Williams’s lingering turf toe injury, will make the reserves even more important, so these next two games could serve as a last-minute audition. BostonGlobe.com, 13 May 2021 The team is hopeful Preston — and Jay Scrubb, who underwent turf toe surgery in February — will be healthy enough to participate in summer league in July. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2022 The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder spent the rest of spring practice on crutches and eventually had surgery for turf toe. Michelle Gardner, The Arizona Republic, 30 Mar. 2022 Ragnow suffered a turf toe-type injury in the Lions' Week 4 loss to the Chicago Bears. Dave Birkett, USA TODAY, 13 Oct. 2021 Clippers guard Jay Scrubb will not play because of turf toe, and rookie guard Keon Johnson remains on assignment in the G League. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 2 Feb. 2022 The Tide are not expected to have senior Josh Jobe available for the College Football Playoff because of turf toe surgery that will likely end Jobe’s college career. Mike Rodak | Mrodak@al.com, al, 28 Dec. 2021 Browning, a freshman who's flashed some early promise, was out with a right hand injury while Kane was suffering from turf toe. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 Nov. 2021 Friel suffered what CBS Sports Network reported as a turf toe injury when he was sacked by SDSU defensive end Keshawn Banks four minutes into the second quarter. San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Nov. 2021 See More

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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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Last Updated

19 May 2022

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“Turf toe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turf%20toe. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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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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