any of various synthetic, carpetlike materials made to resemble turf and used as a playing surface for football and baseball fields, to cover patios, etc.
The Painful Meaning of “Turf Toe,” “Metatarsalphalangeal Joint Sprain,” or “Death Toe”
Recently, the Detroit Lions’ Jahvid Best was forced out of a football game due to turf toe — Grade 2 turf toe, to be exact. It’s a funky name for what can become an significant injury for professional athletes. First of all, turf toe gets its name because athletes who play on artificial turf face the highest risk of suffering from it. This means football players, rugby …
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Origin of artificial turf
First recorded in 1960–65
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