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.