Episode 74: Is artificial turf safer for football players than natural grass?

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In the Zone
Do the newer-generation artificial turf surfaces, such as FieldTurf, lead to fewer injuries than natural grass?

That’s Gotta Hurt
Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots tight end
Rasheed Wallace – New York Knicks forward
Alex Rodriguez – New York Yankees third baseman
Derek Jeter – New York Yankees shortstop

Ask Dr. Geier
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Are wound complications or nerve damage likely after surgery for chronic exertional compartment syndrome?

Fan Favorites and Trash Talkers
Comments from listeners on the show and our previous discussions


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One Response to Episode 74: Is artificial turf safer for football players than natural grass?

  1. It is very nice of you to compile all the injuries in major sporting events in the country. It has been debated since the 1960’s whether artificial grass really cause injuries or not. But the truth is, artificial grass companies has devoted countless hours and developed technology just to make their products conform to the standards of sports organizations worldwide and there have been a lot of scientific studies that support the safety of artificial turf for sports.

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