Before we even got to know Brandon Jackson as a Cleveland Browns running back, he will miss the season with turf toe. On the one hand it is pretty devastating to find out that the premier free agent from the off-season won’t see a single down of regular season action. On the other hand, it is better to know that the Browns won’t be able to count on him rather than playing the guessing game wondering if next week will finally be the week that he is ready to play and contribute.
Turf toe is one of those injuries that never seems to heal without complete and total rest. It nags even the greatest athletes into submission. Josh Cribbs didn’t have turf toe last year when he dislocated multiple toes, but you saw how important toes are to a quick, explosive player as he was hobbled. As a result, the Browns kept Armond Smith as they cut the roster down. [Read more...]