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McLaurin is dealing with a high ankle sprain, and playing means doing it through considerable discomfort.
WASHINGTON FOOTBALL PREVIEW: ALEX SMITH ON TRACK TO START VS. EAGLES WITH PLAYOFFS ON THE LINENICKI JHABVALAJANUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Thomas has not played since suffering a high ankle sprain that day.
TOM BRADY AND THE BUCS WERE NO MATCH, AGAIN, FOR DREW BREES AND THE SAINTSMARK MASKENOVEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
McCaffrey had 10 catches for 82 yards and a touchdown in his return to the Panthers’ lineup after being sidelined since Week 2 by a high ankle sprain.
STEELERS STAY UNBEATEN, CHARGERS DROP ANOTHER HEARTBREAKER IN NFL WEEK 9CINDY BOREN, MARK MASKE, DES BIELERNOVEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
McCaffrey has been sidelined since suffering a high ankle sprain in Week 2 of the season.
TEDDY BRIDGEWATER SHAKES OFF 'CHEAP SHOT,’ BUT FALCONS KEEP IT TOGETHER TO HOLD OFF PANTHERSMARK MASKEOCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Christian McCaffrey, the highest-paid back in the NFL, went down with a high ankle sprain in Week 2.
RUNNING BACKS ARE AS REPLACEABLE AS EVER THIS YEAR. SO WHY DID KANSAS CITY PICK UP LE’VEON BELL?JOSH HERMSMEYEROCTOBER 16, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The maid's ankle had sustained a dreadful sprain, and she had several bruises of a very painful character.
THEY LOOKED AND LOVEDMRS. ALEX MCVEIGH MILLER
Jean's ankle was much better—the sprain proved to be not even a strain—but her wrist was painful.
PENELOPE'S EXPERIENCES IN SCOTLANDKATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN
If this is impossible, then a rubber tube or a handkerchief is tied snugly between the sprain and the trunk of the body.
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILDWILLIAM S. SADLER
The next cricket season this champion was disabled by a severe sprain of the wrist, needing leeches, splints, and London advice.
LIFE OF JOHN COLERIDGE PATTESONCHARLOTTE M. YONGE
Dr. Raunay came and pronounced a bad sprain of the left arm to be the only injury the man had received.
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WORDS RELATED TO SPRAIN

  • constrict
  • distend
  • distort
  • draw tight
  • drive
  • exert
  • extend
  • fatigue
  • injure
  • overexert
  • overtax
  • overwork
  • pull
  • push
  • push to the limit
  • rack
  • sprain
  • task
  • tauten
  • tax
  • tear
  • tighten
  • tire
  • twist
  • weaken
  • wrench
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