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NFLPA president calls for all teams to switch to natural grass to reduce injuries

NFL data shows injury rate on artificial turf 28% higher


October 1, 2020
By Yahoo Sports

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The president of the National Football League Players Association wants to see all league stadiums currently equipped with artificial turf surfaces to convert to natural grass. J.C. Tretter, a centre with the Cleveland Browns, cited data compiled over a six-year period shows a 28 per cent higher rate of non-contact injuries to lower extremities occur when playing or practising on artificial turf.

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