Dolphins player criticizes artificial turf at MetLife Stadium

EAST RUTHERFORD.- Jevon Holland, safety of Miamiconsidered that the field of MetLife Stadium is “garbage”, on Friday, after his partner Jaelan Phillips He injured his right Achilles tendon there in the game that the Dolphins they won 34-13 against the New York Jets.

Phillips was carted off the field late in the fourth quarter. He was injured without any contact with a rival, which will reignite the debate among players about whether the synthetic surface should be replaced by natural grass.

Since I’ve been in the league, I’ve heard that this field is garbage”said Holland, whose interception and return to the end zone in the first half helped Miami take the victory. “I don’t know the statistics or anything like that, but I do know that this surface does increase the chances of you getting hurt.”

Aaron Rodgersquarterback of the Jetstore his left Achilles tendon on the same field on just the fourth play of the game that marked his debut with New York, on September 11.

He MetLife Stadium changed its surface, widely criticized for injuries, before this season, but players have continued to voice their discontent.

Raheem Mostertrunner of the Dolphinsplayed with the San Francisco 49ers in 2020, when he was injured. Your companions Solomon Thomas —now with the Jets– and Nick Bosa suffered injuries that put an end to their campaigns on the artificial turf of the MetLife Stadium.

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“It’s a tough thing, especially playing on this field,” Mostert said. “No player wants to be out due to a significant injury. You see what happened to Rodgers in his first game in his first series and you just realize that this sucks.”.

“As for JP (Phillips), he is going to have his space, he is going to be mentally well and he is going to come back stronger and better than ever. We have to do something about this terrain and this surface. Obviously, there is still a serious problem and this has to change.”