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    Dwyer has turf toe, no joking matter

    Source: The Associated Press

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer (toe) is dealing with turf toe and will be limited in practice early in the week.
    Turf toe is a significant injury, especially for a RB. Let's not forget: Turf toe made Jack Lambert retire. I have a good friend who has been suffering from the ailment for years and the doctor just recently told him: "You have the toe of a 75-year old."

    This could likely be the end to the JD campaign and push Mendenhall's return quicker than they ideally wished. JD is not practicing, RM is. And Tomlin said that they would "knock him around some this week" so RM's participation is being ramped up.

    It's a bummer. I had high hopes for JD and it's not looking like they will come to fruition at this point. I guess it just wasn't in the cards. Back to Spinderhall and Redman on goal line. Sigh.

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    Cut it off. He still has four on that foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Cut it off. He still has four on that foot.
    Trying to run without a big toe would be akin to trying to grab heavy objects missing a thumb. It is a very big deal to try to run without a functional big toe. Or else, why would Jack Lambert retire from turf toe? It sounds very minor but in reality it is a serious injury, unless the severity of the sprain is low, and I don't know how severe he dinged it. No idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Cut it off. He still has four on that foot.
    That was worth the milk on my keyboard.

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    Relevant: [URL]http://sauceandboss.blogspot.com/2012/09/tomlin-press-conference-week-3.html[/URL]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steeler Expat View Post
    Relevant: [URL]http://sauceandboss.blogspot.com/2012/09/tomlin-press-conference-week-3.html[/URL]
    Troy Polamalu, James Harrison, Rashard Mendenhall and Stevenson Sylvester are all on the day by day approach. Disturbingly, Tomlin said that Jonathan Dwyer has turf toe. Like any injury, there are degrees of severity. But if you live in Pittsburgh and you utter the words "turf toe" in a bar full of old dudes, undoubtedly, one of them will say...Hey turf toe ended Lambert's career.
    So true. So true.

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    This was one of the big issues with Dwyer all along - durability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    This was one of the big issues with Dwyer all along - durability.
    I thought that Redman's arms and legs and head were supposed to fall off before the end of week 2 because of the way he runs.


    NFL player locker room talk: Discussing what can be done about racial inequality and criminal justice reform.

    Presidential locker room talk: Discussing involuntary gynecological exams.

    According to the highest office in the country, some "very fine people" marched with torches in a violent protest in Charlottesville, but participating in a non-violent protest on a football field means you are an S.O.B. who should be fired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    I thought that Redman's arms and legs and head were supposed to fall off before the end of week 2 because of the way he runs.

    I haven't noticed him running yet! So things can't fall off sitting on your backside in the backfield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    This was one of the big issues with Dwyer all along - durability.
    that's because Dwyer's running style makes him conducive to injuries...

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