NFL field operations to investigate MetLife Stadium turf


The 49ers complained about the MetLife Stadium turf after losing four key players to injuries on Sunday, and the NFL is listening to their concerns.

According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, the NFL field operations department is investigating the MetLife Stadium turf.

The NFL already inspects the turf before each game throughout the season, per Florio, but because of the abnormal amount of injuries and concerns raised by the team, the league decided they would give it a second look.

The Niners lost Nick Bosa, Solomon Thomas, Jimmy Garoppolo and Raheem Mostert over the course of the game due to injuries – and the outlook for Bosa appears to be a torn ACL that would effectively end his season.

Thomas’ season is also in jeopardy while Garoppolo is expected to at least miss the next game with a high ankle sprain. Mostert has a sprained MCL but how long he is expected to be out is undetermined.

Even more reason for the 49ers to raise this issue – if they really do believe it played a factor – is that they return to MetLife Stadium next week to play the Giants.

There was an ESPN report surfacing that players were “anxious and afraid” of stepping back onto the field.

Of the four teams to have played at MetLife Stadium this year, the Niners are the only ones who raised concerns over the turf.

A Jets source told PFT that they were “too busy getting our faces kicked in to worry about the turf” while neither the Giants nor Steelers had any complaints from their Week 1 Monday night matchup.

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