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NFLPA President JC Tretter is inviting all teams to use grassy fields

President of the NFL Players’ Federation JC Sequer Calls for NFL teams to change all field surfaces to natural grass to reduce the risk of injury to players.

Triter, starting center for the Cleveland Browns, Books in a newsletter The incidence of non-contact lower extremity injuries is 28% higher when playing on artificial turf compared to turf. Tretter added, citing NFL injury data collected from 2012 to 2018, that these rates are higher for non-contact knee injuries (32%) and foot and ankle injuries (69%) on turf compared to turf.

“The data is outstanding,” Tritter said on Wednesday during a videoconference with the media. “The numbers are staggering. The difference in injury rate between natural turf and natural turf. Grass can be found everywhere, and it’s about the pressure for it. We all have to work toward the safest way to play. We know the risks of playing on turf. That’s not it.” Good for anyone.It’s not good for players.It’s not good for GM and coaches.It’s not good for owners.It’s not good for fans.It’s not good for fans.

“Until we can find a way to make artificial turf respond and interact like natural turf, continuing to play and expect different results is a huge risk.”

Currently, 13 NFL stadiums use artificial turf.

San Francisco 49 coach Kyle Shanahan and his players have expressed concern about the turf at MetLife Stadium, where the Niners have recently lost a number of players, including the midfielder. Jimmy Garoppolo And a defensive end Nick BossaFor injuries. MetLife is the home of jets and giants.

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“A committee of engineers” has been tasked with examining field surfaces, Tritter said. Tretter also called for a better system for surface testing, noting that the Clegg Impact Tester currently in use by the university measures surface hardness, “but not for performance and safety.”

He said teams should not use climate or indoor playgrounds as an excuse not to use turf, given that many cold weather teams, including the Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers, use turf, and Arizona Cardinals and Las Vegas Raiders have natural grass on Although playing indoors.

“The safety of our players will always be a priority for us and for the federation,” Tritter said. “… it’s something from now on that we need to make it a priority.”

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