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Sports Armstead, 49ers blame injuries on MetLife turf

03:05  21 september  2020
03:05  21 september  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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The 49 ers lost four starters to knee or ankle injuries against the Jets and will return to MetLife Stadium in one week to face the New York Giants. MetLife Stadium had new turf installed over the summer. Prior to Week 2, the Jets and Giants had scrimmaged on the new field while the Giants and Pittsburgh

The San Francisco 49 ers are taking “adding insult to injury ” to a whole new level after dominating the New York Jets on Sunday. But teammate Arik Armstead believes that the playing conditions at MetLife Stadium were to blame and coach Kyle Shanahan seemed to agree.

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Arik Armstead believes there is a connection between the MetLife Stadium turf and the San Francisco 49ers' injury wrath, and is worried about playing there again in Week 3.

"(It brings) a lot of anxiety," Armstead said Sunday after the 49ers defeated the New York Jets, according to ESPN's Nick Wagoner. "We see guys you love go down and get hurt and we've got to come back here and play again on the same surface, and that's anxiety-provoking, to see that happen and know you have to do it again."

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49 ers players were complaining about the turf even before the game, and those complaints escalated during the game as players started to go down hurt. Immediately after the game ended, Niners defensive end Arik Armstead tweeted at the NFL, urging them to fix the “trash” turf .

The 49ers lost four starters to knee or ankle injuries against the Jets and will return to MetLife Stadium in one week to face the New York Giants.

MetLife Stadium had new turf installed over the summer. Prior to Week 2, the Jets and Giants had scrimmaged on the new field while the Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers played a competitive game on it in Week 1.

"I know that's as many knee injuries and ankle stuff and people getting caught on the turf as I have ever been a part of," 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said. "From what I saw, the other team did, too. I know our players talked about it the entire game, just how sticky the turf was ... It was something our guys were concerned about right away and the results definitely made that a lot stronger."

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The 49 ers are hoping the NFL will do something about the artificial turf at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey before they play there for the second “You felt the turf was pretty thick and guys seemed to be getting stuck in the ground more than regularly and a bunch of our players went down,” Armstead

The 49 ers saw several players go down with injuries during Sunday’s blowout win against the Jets and they aired some grievances about the quality of the MetLife Stadium turf after the end of the game. Linebacker Fred Warner said the turf was “spongy” and left tackle Trent Williams said he thought it

49ers injured at MetLife Stadium

The 49ers were already banged up entering the second game of the year and were without Richard Sherman, George Kittle, Dee Ford, and Deebo Samuel for their first win.

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