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Slaton has Turf Toe, Confident He’ll Be Ready Week 1

According to Steve Slaton’s strained toe has been diagnosed as turf toe.  Turf toe has typically put an unbearable crutch on runners in the NFL, almost always inhibiting them below “100%” on the field.  For Slaton, he remains positive that he’ll be ready Week 1 at Reliant Stadium against the Indianapolis Colts:

“It’ll get better.  It’s not too, too bad. I’ll be ready. It’ll heal with treatment. (I’ve got) plenty of time.”

According to, Turf toe is a condition of pain at the base of the big toe, located at the ball of the foot. Turf toe 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 patients may also have symptoms of stiffness and swelling.

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One Response to “Slaton has Turf Toe, Confident He’ll Be Ready Week 1”

  1. Jessica says:

    Sounds like the same thing Yao Ming had..haha j/k. If Slaton can hold onto the ball he has my vote. The Texan’s looked good without him on Saturday, but with him it will be like the icing on top of the cake.

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