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Pro athletes say artificial turf can shorten careers

November 19, 2017
By Mike Jiggens


In spite of studies that suggest there is no correlation between artificial turf fields and injuries sustained by those who play on the synthetic surfaces, the professional athletes who play the majority of their games on artificial turf say otherwise. Almost 90 per cent of NFL players say they believe artificial turf is more likely to shorten their playing careers.