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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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A player is removed from the field after sustaining an injury while playing on artificial turf.

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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