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Postby saundman2000 » Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:13 pm

It seems like there have been more knee/ankle injuries than I can remember lately...

I have heard announcers during games mention in their commentary during an injury timeout that the team had just installed new turf this year, etc.

Is there a certain kind of turf that a lot of teams are installing lately? and is it making the playing field more conducive to injuries?
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Postby moonhead » Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:19 pm

i know they've been using stuff i think it's called turfgrass or something like that....but it has little pebbles down below the blades and i think it has been some cause for slippage and poor footing. which one would only assume could cause some injuries.
this has been a year for knee injuries hasn't it? a lot of them have just been hits to the knee.
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Postby BrutallyHuge » Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:21 pm

Yeah...seems like an awful lot have just been hits.

Griese, Culpepper were definitely hits.

I forget about Walker, McAllister, etc.
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Postby moonhead » Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:57 pm

BrutallyHuge wrote:Yeah...seems like an awful lot have just been hits.

Griese, Culpepper were definitely hits.

I forget about Walker, McAllister, etc.


rodney harrison's was kinda gross.
i thought that roethlisberger's was more serious than it turned out. i didn't see darrell jackson's injury, so i don't know how that one happened.
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Postby BrutallyHuge » Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:02 pm

moonhead wrote:rodney harrison's was kinda gross.
i thought that roethlisberger's was more serious than it turned out. i didn't see darrell jackson's injury, so i don't know how that one happened.


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"Jackson has a bone bruise in his right knee that flared up late last week" (10/5/05)

"WR Darrell Jackson could miss six weeks or more after undergoing knee surgery Wednesday in Miami. His orthopedic surgeon detected more damage than first thought." (10/13/05)
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Postby houstonoilers » Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:09 pm

The thing that is so shocking is it seems to be all key players for FF.

DMac
DJAx
Boldin
Horn
Culpooper
Julius Jones
Bennet
Bulger
Bruce
Holt
Walker
Fergy
Green
Engram
Ward
Dillon
Pass

just to name a few

This is my second year in FF and I dont remember it being this drastic last year. I know we have all felt the wrath of the injury gods but this is insane, hits or new turf.
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Postby BrutallyHuge » Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:13 pm

I totally forgot about Ahman.
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Postby moonhead » Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:24 pm

look at all these knee injuries!

DMac - knee - OUT
DJAx - knee - 4-6 wks
Boldin - knee - OUT
Holt - knee - ?
Walker - knee - OUT
Fergy - knee - 3-4 wks
Green - quad/knee - OUT
Culpooper - knee - OUT
Dillon - ankle/knee - 2 weeks
Horn - hammy - 3 weeks
Julius Jones - ankle
Bennet - thumb - 3-4 weeks
Bulger - shoulder - 3 weeks
Bruce - toe - 5 weeks?
Engram - ribs - 5 weeks?
Ward - hammy - 2 weeks
Pass - hamstring - ?
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Postby jayday » Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:38 pm

dont cforget about roy williams
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Postby Goatwhacker » Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:50 pm

moonhead wrote:i know they've been using stuff i think it's called turfgrass or something like that....but it has little pebbles down below the blades and i think it has been some cause for slippage and poor footing. which one would only assume could cause some injuries.


Yes and no, one knock on artificial turf has been that the footing is TOO good. What happens is that a player plants his foot which stays put but the rest of his body keeps going, putting tremendous stress on the (usually knee) joint. This appeared to be what happened on Mark Bradley's injury yesterday.

Supposedly real grass is safer because there is more give to it, ie the foot will slip before the stress tears up something in the joint.
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