Pettine injured Dan Leberfeld
Cortland – Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine suffered a turf toe injury in a recent practice.
It’s unclear how he suffered it, but it’s a very debilitating ailment, and usually lingers for months.
Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan’s dealt with a turf toe most of last season, and he had to miss several games.
“Turf toe is a condition of pain at the base of the big toe, located at the ball of the foot,” according to about.com. “The condition is usually caused from either jamming the toe, or pushing off repeatedly when running or jumping. The most common complaint is pain at the base of the toe, but you may also have symptoms of stiffness and swelling.”
What is the best treatment?
“Treatment of turf toe consists of controlling the inflammation of the joint capsule,” wrote about.com. “The most important aspect of treatment is to rest the sore toe to allow the inflammation to subside and the joint capsule to heal. In addition to resting the toe, inflammation can be controlled by icing the area, and elevating the foot, and anti-inflammatory medications.”