Thursday, November 10, 2016

Chiefs suffer more concussions, say playing surface in Indy is one of the hardest in NFL

On Sunday, the Chiefs lost quarterback Alex Smith and running back Spencer Ware to concussions. They also lost left guard Parker Ehinger to a knee sprain. The last time they played there – their 45-44 wild-card loss in 2015 – they lost five key players to injuries, including three to concussions.
The Colts haven’t been spared either. They lost two players Sunday to concussions – cornerback Vontae Davis and right tackle Joe Reitz – and also had six players on the 53-man roster listed as out prior to Sunday’s game.

All of which led to several Chiefs fielding an obvious question afterward – is there something up with the FieldTurf surface in Indy? 

“It’s a fast surface, it’s a thin surface,” Chiefs safety Eric Berry said. “It’s not the thick turf that you’re probably used to seeing.”
Berry added that while it’s not old-school Astroturf – which was basically like playing on concrete – it’s about as close as you’ll get to that, these days...

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1 comment:

  1. This is what the parents want. Just ask the Booster Club.


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