Most of us will never get a degree in sports medicine. Nor become one of those amateurs who---according to G.K. Chesterton---always know more than the professional. But if you regularly read the sports section, you may eventually pass as an informed layman.
Take Derrick Rose's turf toe. And I imagine he'd be happy if you would. In a marginal gloss and graphic, the Trib sports page today explains this nagging injury. I found the technical anatomy terms---like other statistics about our sports demigods--- oozing through the membranes of my consciousness. I soon began to hear voices in my head. " Rose better rest those sesamoid bones." Yeah, that's what gives him leverage for those slashing drives."
I even was prompted to do---much to my chagrin--- further research. I found a picture of a (miserable?) box turtle who was suffering from a turf toe and was probably wondering, "Why me? I don't play basketball."
And I learned that there is a neurological pathway between the big toe and the genitals. I don't know what to make of this. But someone better tell Derrick Rose.