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Jets Aaron Rodgers’s Torn Achilles Tendon Has Become the Rallying Cry to Replace Artificial Turf Fields with Real Grass

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Aaron Rodgers’s torn Achilles tendon is becoming an Achilles’ heel for the NFL. Following the star quarterback’s season-ending injury in his debut for the New York Jets this week, the players union is again urging the league to replace artificial turf fields with real grass, citing safety concerns.

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Reader say, “pro teams when asked what surface they prefer to play on, choose grass”

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“So grass is unrealistic? We played on it for years and something upwards of 90 percent of professional players [soccer,baseball, football ] prefer grass to artificial turf. We have a bigger problem in Ridgewood. We put turf in active floodplains. It was not made for that. Environmentally it is a disaster. Financially, it is more costly to install and to maintain. It needs to be sanitized which they left out of the scenario when they decided to sell us on it. “

“Multi use is not a benefit of artificial turf. More playing time was considered the benefit. However, not in an active flood plain. It is environmentally unfriendly, needs much maintenance, is not ideal for children’s health and safety,etc. Today’s hearty grass blends that are drought and pest resistant also make it the fiscally responsible thing to do. In addition, all pro teams when asked what surface they prefer to play on, choose grass.”