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David Chao, MD: Do Players Have A Legit Beef About MetLife Turf?

Total121 In Sunday’s victory over the Jets, the 49ers suffered multiple key injuries and blame was placed on the new MetLife turf post game. “Fix this trash met life turf’ tweeted Arik Armstead. Nick Bosa tore his ACL, Jimmy Garoppolo left with a high ankle sprain, Raheem Mostert has a reported knee MCL sprain, Solomon More

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Written by Pro Football Doc

David Chao, MD -- known digitally as Pro Football Doc -- is an expert contributor for Outkick. Chao spent 17 seasons as the team doctor for the San Diego Chargers (1997-2013) and is part of the medical team at OASIS in San Diego where he treats and specializes in orthopedic sports injuries, working with high-profile professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, and MLB.

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  1. Time of day? The first game was at night, second during the day. Hotter surface might make it stickier? And the Giants suffered the worst possible injury this week, Barkley knee tear, all the way out on Chicago far away from this new turf. I don’t see how it’s possible to attribute these injuries to the turf when there’s so many other factors in this weird season that could be contributing factors.

  2. Grass fields are great, but they don’t hold up as the season wears on for outdoor stadiums. I think in the long run, the synthetic field is the better choice for Jersey. These issues remind me of Bill Belichick and what he thinks about all week- not just when he shows up for the pre-game.

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