MetLife Stadium turn might be the worst surface to play on in the entire league.
We have seen this to be true over the past years, and we are being reminded of it yet again.
Eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall is bringing life to that terrible turf this week after he stated his career was ended because f it. His career was basically over after a five-game stint with the New York Giants when he suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week 5 of the 2017 NFL season.
Marshall said it was the condition of the playing surface.
“That was pretty much the last of me,” Marshall said of the ankle injury that ended his Giants career. “I felt like I could’ve played a couple more years, you know? That play was over.
At the time of his injury, he was running down the sideline to catch a pass out of bounds when he lost his footing and his legs went in unnatural directions.
“I snapped my deltoid,” Marshall said. “That’s hard to do. That’s like a car accident. I knew it was over.”
You can add Marshall to the long list of players who are pointing to the playing surface at MetLife Stadium for ending their careers.
In March of this year, a new playing surface was installed at MetLife Stadium. While it is not grass, the new surface is believed to be an improved synthetic turf that will decrease the number of injuries that occur at the home of the New York Giants and New York Jets.
It remains to be seen as the 2023 season draws closer.
The two New York teams will now play on an updated version of FieldTurf — a recent edition called FieldTurf Core system, which is the first multilayer dual-polymer monofilament fiber.
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