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Pete Carroll Calls Out NFL for Turf Field Safety Issues

Tyler Maher
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has taken issue with the turf fields in the NFL.
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has taken issue with the turf fields in the NFL. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Playing in the NFL is incredibly dangerous, which is why most players suffer a significant injury at some point during their careers.

It also doesn't help that the field itself sometimes contributes to injuries, as players have hurt themselves playing on the artificial turf. Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll thinks the league needs to take a closer look.

While the NFL has taken measures to reduce injuries in recent years by upgrading safety equipment and outlawing certain plays and hits, the league still needs to do more. According to Carroll, the playing field offers one area of improvement.

Carroll would like to see the league take a deeper dive and look at whether more injuries occur on turf fields compared to grass fields. If that's indeed the case, then turf fields should be replaced by grass to help protect the players. It would be a significant and potentially expensive change, but still a worthwhile one.

At the end of the day, the NFL needs to do whatever it can to keep its players safe and eliminate as many injuries from the game as possible. If that means eliminating turf fields, then that's absolutely something that should be considered.

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