metatarsal :

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  • n  any bone of the foot between the ankle and the toes
  • a  of or relating to the metatarsus
    metatarsal bones

  • Weak ankles are usually caused by a loose-jointed metatarsal; so are heels worn down on one side.
  • After Gasol, an all-star for the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies, broke his metatarsal in an emotional 75-74 semi-final win over Argentina on Friday, his teammates were left without him to .
  • David Beckham's tender left metatarsal (that's a foot bone) was first under the microscope, but Beckham's fast-healing foot has been upstaged lately by the inflamed left thigh of .
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  • Sims: Breaking Down Brook Lopez’s Ongoing Foot Woes
    Lopez, the Brooklyn Nets’ 7-foot center, is reportedly in a walking boot after undergoing his third foot surgery in two years, this time to replace the bent hardware stabilizing his right fifth metatarsal. Though this isn't another re-fracture, a period of rest and rehab will follow.
    June 25, 2013 - CBS New York

  • John Terry in
    I've broken the third metatarsal in my foot and reckon I'll be out for four to six weeks,confirmed Terry. "Tackles have to be made in this game and I had to make the tackle on Eboue. I felt he left his studs in there and it should have...
  • Rafael Benitez in Times Online
    Alonso has suffered the same injury again, the metatarsal, he felt something go in his foot,Benitez said. "Torres also has a similar injury, a problem with an abductor muscle." "Maybe he is not as bad as before. But he could not...
  • Michael Owen in Times Online
    If you look at my time at Newcastle, the problems started when Paul Robinson landed on my foot against Tottenham just after Christmas (2005),Owen said. "Loads of people get metatarsal injuries, but they are normally not as bad as mine....

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