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Deone Bucannon sidelined by turf toe

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Cardinals rookie safety Deone Bucannon has signed his contract, clearing one obstacle that stood in the way of his expected ascension to the starting lineup in his first NFL season.

Now he just needs to get healthy enough to prove that he’s the right man for the job. Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports that Bucannon has been attending practices as an observer recently because he’s suffering from turf toe. Bucannon was not moving well when Somers saw him at Thursday’s session and there’s no word on when Bucannon might be back in action.

A case of turf toe in June isn’t something that should linger into camp or the regular season, but Bucannon is still missing time that is vital for a quick transition to the professional ranks. Coach Bruce Arians has already pointed out some areas where Bucannon needs to improve and those improvements will only come with time and repetition on the field.

There’s a lot of time for that to happen before the start of the season and no reason for serious worry that it won’t at this point. That said, Arizona surely would like to see Bucannon back on the field sooner rather than later.

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11 Responses to “Deone Bucannon sidelined by turf toe”
  1. strockrocks says: Jun 7, 2014 11:57 AM

    Tell Stephen Paea on the Bears that turf toe doesn’t linger… it’s been over a year

  2. abninf says: Jun 7, 2014 12:08 PM

    Turf toe. Mike Ditka is shaking his head.

  3. hansenbrothers says: Jun 7, 2014 12:16 PM

    I used to get turf toe all the time back in the day. It’s painful stuff, I feel for him.

  4. purplengold says: Jun 7, 2014 12:35 PM

    He looks like a goalie for the Blackhawks

  5. Wineshard says: Jun 7, 2014 1:10 PM

    It forced Jack Lambert to retire.

  6. raidersfourlife says: Jun 7, 2014 1:17 PM

    Yeah it is something that could linger into training camp and regular season. Its a Nasty little injury.

  7. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 7, 2014 1:38 PM

    Deone picked it up running sprints against Wes Welker’s horse.

  8. deltaoracle says: Jun 7, 2014 3:58 PM

    Vikings’ Harrison Smith missed the last half of the season. Maybe Bucannon is made of sterner stuff.

  9. glennsyank13 says: Jun 7, 2014 4:40 PM

    The worst part of it is getting stepped on with a cleat on the toe.

  10. kamthechancellor says: Jun 7, 2014 10:05 PM

    Russell Okung missed half last season with it. He’s still missing time during off-season workouts because it needed surgery. It’s more serious than it sounds.

  11. krehbieo14 says: Jun 8, 2014 1:16 PM

    Nothing like giving the guy all the worst case scenarios. It will set him back in terms of preparation, but he’ll rest and move forward.

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