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Sport Arik Armstead calls out NFL over MetLife Stadium turf

05:25  21 september  2020
05:25  21 september  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

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MetLife Stadium had new synthetic field turf installed during the offseason, and Sunday’s game was the second to be played on it. 49ers players were complaining about the turf even before the game, and those complaints escalated during the game as players started to go down hurt.

The San Francisco 49ers likely had their entire 2020 season turned upside down following his team’s win over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium today. And the results definitely made that stronger,” Shanahan told reporters. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan on the MetLife Stadium turf causing injuries

Two members of the San Francisco 49ers suffered potentially season-ending injuries in Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, and the team seems to know what to blame.

a man looking at the camera: Two members of the San Francisco 49ers suffered potentially season-ending injuries in Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, and the team seems to know what to blame. © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Two members of the San Francisco 49ers suffered potentially season-ending injuries in Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, and the team seems to know what to blame.

MetLife Stadium had new synthetic field turf installed during the offseason, and Sunday’s game was the second to be played on it. 49ers players were complaining about the turf even before the game, and those complaints escalated during the game as players started to go down hurt.

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Defensive end Arik Armstead concurred with his teammates. “Guys seemed to be getting stuck in the ground more than regularly,” Armstead said, via the San Jose The team will now head to West Virginia for a week of practices before heading back to MetLife to take on the Giants next weekend.

Turf wars: Changes unlikely at MetLife Stadium despite 49ers’ complaints, injuries. Arik Armstead , a newly voted team captain this year, tweeted to the NFL that the field was “trash” and needed fixing. If you go out there and your mind is on ‘We have got to play on this turf , we have got to play on this

Immediately after the game ended, Niners defensive end Arik Armstead tweeted at the NFL, urging them to fix the “trash” turf.

You can see what coach Kyle Shanahan said about the turf here.

The 49ers are set to play on the same turf again in Week 3 against the New York Giants. In postgame comments to the media, Armstead said he found that possibility “anxiety-provoking.”

Armstead was not alone. ESPN’s Dianna Russini reported that some Niners players were “afraid and anxious” about having to play on that field again.

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But teammate Arik Armstead believes that the playing conditions at MetLife Stadium were to blame and coach Kyle Shanahan seemed to agree. Shanahan spoke to reporters following the Niners' 31-13 win over the Jets and said that he and the team discussed how “sticky” the turf was during that game

Arik Armstead (born November 15, 1993) is an American football defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League ( NFL ). He played college football at Oregon.

If the turf is as bad as it sounds, that is a huge problem. The NFL needs to step in before Week 3, if only to protect and reassure the players who are expected to play on that surface.

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The San Francisco 49ers are speculating field conditions at MetLife Stadium after suffering multiple injuries on Sunday against the New York Jets. Following the game, 49ers’ captain Arik Armstead tweeted out , “ NFL fix this trash met life turf .”

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