turf toe

noun

: 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 Byrd, who provides electricity off the bench, was wearing the boot protecting what was described as turf toe a sprain of the ligaments around the big toe joint that can be both painful and lingering. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Jan. 2024 He’s dealt with a myriad of injuries the last two years, the most significant one being turf toe that cost him six games in 2021, but there’s still a lot of tread on the tires. Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Oct. 2023 Frequently Asked Questions How long does turf toe last? Elizabeth Quinn, Verywell Health, 17 May 2023 The Roadrunners face No. 23 Tennessee next week with Harris (turf toe) still day-to-day. Selby Lopez, Dallas News, 19 Sep. 2023 Defensive end Sam Williams (turf toe) and safety Donovan Wilson (groin) were the only players on the Cowboys’ roster not to practice. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, 4 Sep. 2023 Hart, who has turf toe, is expected to attend the game Saturday but not play. Indystar Sports, The Indianapolis Star, 8 June 2023 Yorke’s 2022 performance had been hampered by injuries — back stiffness, sore wrist, turf toe — that created mechanical issues in his swing. Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, 4 May 2023 Linton-Stockton guard Joey Hart is injured with turf toe and visited Kentucky on Saturday, and Cathedral’s Xavier Booker reported Thursday to Michigan State. Indystar Sports, The Indianapolis Star, 11 June 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of turf toe was in 1981

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Cite this Entry

“Turf toe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turf%20toe. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

turf toe

noun
: 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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