Kevin Kolb isn’t a big fan of the “turf toe” diagnosis

Reuters

Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb has turf toe.  And he doesn’t like that.

Not just because he prefers to be healthy.  Kolb doesn’t like the name.  On Wednesday, he told KGME-AM radio (via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic) that the term “turf toe” makes him sound like a “weenie.”

“I remember Deion Sanders was the first one I have ever saw that had ‘turf toe,’ and I was thinking the same thing as a fan: ‘What?  Why is [he] out for two weeks with a turf toe?‘” Kolb said.  “Then you get one and realize it’s a little more painful than it comes across as.”

According to Somers, Kolb also has a mid-foot sprain and a bone bruise, but not the dreaded LisFranc injury.  Kolb moved from a walking boot to a tennis shoe on Wednesday.

“He has come a long way in two days,” coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “That thing was swollen and black and blue. It’s going to be how much movement he can get back into it and if the swelling will go down.”

If Kolb can’t play, John Skelton will get the start.  Given that the Cards are 1-6 under Kolb, fans realize that the team can’t do much worse with last year’s fifth-round draft pick.

16 responses to “Kevin Kolb isn’t a big fan of the “turf toe” diagnosis

  1. I’m so not surprised by Kolb’s numbers. And I would bet I’m not alone. What exactly did this guy do in Philly that this whole league fell in love with him? Matt Schaub, Matt Cassel are two other guys that showed flashes and then everyone wants to anoint them as Franchise QBs. If I’m Arizona, I’m content with tanking the season, going out in FA next year and picking up someone to bookend Fitz, and then getting Barkley or Luck. Both of whom are upgrades over easily the most overrated FA pick up of the decade thus far.

  2. He’s right.when I was younger and first heard about it it sound like such a pu#syboy injury I couldn’t believe how it kept players out of a lineup. Then I looked up pictures of it.oh my God is it bad.it also makes me wonder why in 2011 there isn’t better way to prevent/ help if heal faster.turf toe has ended some players careers. Time to get a better solution to fixing it

  3. Don’t use a record to tell me how good a quarterback is. You tell me Cam Newton is Jesus Christ with every loss.

  4. “Fans” that don’t know have always made fun of the injury. Because of its name they think it is some insignificant injury like a stubbed toe when it is actually one of the most painful and usually the foot is so swollen you can’t even put a shoe on.

  5. A “weenie”? This shows you exactly why Kolb will never be a successful QB in this league. Some guys just don’t have it upstairs.

  6. Turf Toe may sound like a sissy injury, but it’s no joke.

    I’ve broken both collarbones, 4 ribs, 6 fingers, dislocated my elbow, blown out my knee, broken my nose 7 times and had a sports hernia.

    And I am telling you, turf toe hurts as much as any of them. I couldn’t even get a shoe on my right foot for two weeks. I couldn’t even touch my big toe without wanting to scream.

    So, yeah, I could see missing a game with Turf Toe.

  7. “If I’m Arizona, I’m content with tanking the season, going out in FA next year and picking up someone to bookend Fitz, and then getting Barkley or Luck. Both of whom are upgrades over easily the most overrated FA pick up of the decade thus far.”

    So you would do nothing about the porous offensive line that has Kolb running for his life each and every down??????????

  8. medialovesthecowboys:
    What exactly did this guy do in Philly that this whole league fell in love with him?
    _______________________

    He threw for over 300 yards in each of his first 2 games, and in one of the few games he started in 2010 was named Offensive Player of the Week. There was reason to think that he was a quality QB even though the Eagles were going with Vick.

  9. Realitypolice: “I’ve broken both collarbones, 4 ribs, 6 fingers, dislocated my elbow, blown out my knee, broken my nose 7 times and had a sports hernia.”

    And, that was all in just one drunken night.

  10. From a normal who doesn’t get paid millions to play football, the only way I finally truly got over my bout with turf toe a couple yrs ago was to pretty much stay off it for a month. Anything shorter than that, the simplest movement can flare it back up. It really is a debilitating injury that keeps you from even walking without pain every step, and I for one never really understood the severity until I got it. Heck it ended Deion’s career

  11. If Turf Toe is as serious an injury as has been described, perhaps the medical profession should come up with a name for it that people won’t laugh at.

  12. I dont know if I prefer Kevin Kolb’s strategy of running in a straight line backwards to avoid pressure or Tim Tebow’s strategy of running around in circles in the pocket with his head down to avoid pressue. All I know is that its at the point every time Arizona or Denver snaps the ball I start laughing from the anticipation that I might be about to see the funniest thing ever.

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