After Aaron Rodgers Injury, NFL Players Push To Have Grass Field At MetLife

A former teammate of Aaron Rodgers is blaming the playing field at MetLife Stadium for the quarterback’s season ending injury.

“Congrats @NFL. How many more players have to get hurt on ARTIFICIAL TURF??! You care more about soccer players than us. You plan to remove all artificial turf for the World Cup coming up. So clearly it’s feasible. I’m sick of this. Do better!” David Bakhtiari said.

Rodgers tore his Achilles in the Jets overtime win over the Buffalo Bills on Monday. He’s the latest in a string of players to suffer leg injuries on the playing surface, including Giants receiver Sterling Shepherd, 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa and Ravens cornerback Kyle Fuller.

The playing field at MetLife Stadium was replaced before the start of the 2023 season. 

"The turf is still new at this point to really know if it was a freak injury or did his cleats get caught in that?" former Daily News columnist Gary Myers told WOR's "Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning."

However, many players are still insisting that natural grass be installed.

"Moving all stadium fields to high quality natural grass surfaces is the easiest decision the NFL can make," NFL Players Association Executive Director Lloyd Howell said in a statement.

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