Odell Beckham rips MetLife turf over Sterling Shepard injury

Odell Beckham Jr. has a harsh message for the MetLife Stadium groundskeepers.

Veteran wideout Sterling Shepard tore his ACL in a brutal non-contact harm sustained in opposition to the Cowboys on Monday evening. Beckham, who performed the place for the Giants from 2014 by means of 2018, referred to as out the sphere turf at MetLife Stadium as a offender.

“Simply eliminate it all of the fkngether bro,” Beckham tweeted, in response to a video of Shepard’s harm. “Billions made off this sport I can’t perceive why we are able to’t play on grass. That shxt is tough. Prayers up for my brother. Shxt simply harm my coronary heart.”

Beckham Jr. isn’t any stranger to the MetLife Stadium turf.

Sterling Shepard suffered a brutal non-contact injury against the Cowboys on Monday night at MetLife Stadium.
Sterling Shepard suffered a brutal non-contact harm in opposition to the Cowboys on Monday evening at MetLife Stadium.
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He sustained a damaged ankle throughout a house sport in opposition to the Chargers in 2017, which put him out for the season. This harm occurred on a play the place his leg received twisted with defensive again Casey Hayward’s.

The Giants are in a little bit of a bind, on condition that they share the stadium with the Jets. An NFL sport each week could be robust to navigate with pure grass.

Moreover, in a local weather that’s uncovered to the weather late within the season, the Giants and Jets may danger having a discipline be a landmine akin to what the Chicago Bears’ Soldier Area has been for years. The Packers’ Lambeau Area makes use of polyethylene-based SIS Grass, and it doesn’t have a popularity as a being a hotbed for accidents.

Odell Beckham Jr. lashed out against the field turf at MetLife Stadium in wake of the Sterling Shepard injury.
Odell Beckham Jr. lashed out in opposition to the sphere turf at MetLife Stadium in wake of the Sterling Shepard harm.
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Nonetheless, the sphere at MetLife Stadium has been a sticking level for years. In 2020, NFLPA president J.C. Tretter wrote a letter urging using pure grass.

Final yr, Giants’ security Logan Ryan lashed out in opposition to the turf.

“We’ve actually received to speak about these turf fields,” he mentioned. “It’s simply not greatest for a participant’s security. It’s too many lower-body accidents. It’s unlucky going right into a contract yr. … It’s taking guys’ earnings skill away, if you miss a season as a result of your ankle can’t get out of the turf or your knee can’t get out of the turf.”

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