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 Mahomes’ toe: Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who suffered a turf toe in a divisional win over the Browns and then played well in the AFC Championship Game despite the injury, said his toe should be of little concern for the Super Bowl. Chronicle News Services, San Francisco Chronicle, "Chiefs' Eric Bieniemy deals with not getting head-coaching job," 2 Feb. 2021 Same ol' Mahomes, even with the double dose of worry because the concussion was accompanied by a turf toe injury. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Patrick Mahomes leads Chiefs to another Super Bowl with plenty of grit to go with his sizzle," 25 Jan. 2021 Rookie running back Antonio Gibson was a revelation for Washington with 11 touchdowns until a turf toe derailed his season. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "Washington vs. Eagles live stream (1/3): How to watch NFL Week 17 online, TV, time," 3 Jan. 2021 Four different players scored touchdowns, including Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who had missed the last month with a nasty-looking hip and ankle injury, and Mahomes showed no signs of the head injury or turf toe that had sidelined him all week. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, "Opinion: As Super Bowl matchups go, it doesn't get much better than Tom Brady vs. Patrick Mahomes," 25 Jan. 2021 Who to sit: Antonio Gibson (WAS) is still dealing with a turf toe injury. Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fantasy Football Week 15: Start and Sit (Playoff Edition)," 17 Dec. 2020 And with top running back Antonio Gibson battling turf toe and Terry McLaurin, the top receiver, doubtful with an ankle injury, the offense is hobbling. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, "Opinion: NFL MVP race looks like a QB fight, with a stud running back as potential spoiler," 27 Dec. 2020 Philip Rivers is playing through turf toe, a league source confirmed to IndyStar Sunday, but it has not been determined yet if the Colts quarterback will need surgery after the season is over. Joel A. Erickson, The Indianapolis Star, "Colts quarterback Philip Rivers playing through turf toe," 6 Dec. 2020 Who to sit: Rookie Antonio Gibson (WAS) is doubtful this week with turf toe. Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fantasy Football Week 14: Start and Sit," 10 Dec. 2020

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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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12 Feb 2021

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“Turf toe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turf%20toe. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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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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