It is written an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth; but there is no sprain for a sprain.
It couldn't even have been a sprain, judging by the way he was standing there.
And so, early the next morning when Hal went to his work he proceeded to "sprain his wrist."
A man may sprain his ankle, and certainly will knock his head.
It happened that, some time after the curing of Darius's sprain, Atossa herself was sick.
"If it's a sprain he can't be too careful with it," she insisted.
They watched him with some curiosity as he treated the sprain and studied the pulse.
“Betty seems to like having a sprain,” said Nancy, looking at her over the balusters.
A sprain of the wrist, which had been a week ailing, yielded to the daisy in three days.
If the inquisitive choose to make of it a sprain it is their own affair.
c.1600, of uncertain origin. The verb is attested from 1620s. A connection has been suggested to Middle French espraindre "to press out," from Latin exprimere, but the sense evolution is difficult.
An injury to a ligament when the joint is carried through a range of motion greater than its normal range without dislocation or fracture. v. sprained, sprain·ing, sprains
To cause a sprain to a joint or ligament.