I came across this sentence in a sports reporting about football:

Ankle ligament laxity does not inhibit running ability but could affect the ability to cut in the manner required of a running back.

What does "cut" mean here? I Googled and found "cut blocking." Same thing?


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Above is a video showing "running back cuts." To cut in this context means to change direction quickly in an effort to avoid defenders

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