Jets’ Solomon Thomas wants NFL to get rid of all turf fields

Jets defensive deal with Solomon Thomas stated his coronary heart broke when he noticed Giants large receiver Sterling Shepard tear his ACL on Monday night time.

Thomas can relate. He tore the ACL in his left knee in 2020 at MetLife Stadium whereas he was a member of the 49ers in a recreation in opposition to the Jets. Shepard’s harm has introduced extra scrutiny concerning the turf at MetLife Stadium and turf fields generally. Thomas thinks it’s time for the NFL to do one thing.

“I imagine within the NFL we shouldn’t have turf fields,” Thomas advised The Put up. “I imagine we should always have grass fields just like the Premier League in England. The chance of non-contact harm is considerably larger on turf fields. … I imagine as gamers we ought to be protected higher.”

Thomas tore his ACL throughout a grotesque recreation for the 49ers in 2020. They misplaced edge rusher Nick Bosa in the identical recreation to a torn ACL and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo injured his ankle. Thomas stated his foot bought caught within the turf as he was being blocked and didn’t give when his knee twisted. He blew out his knee and was misplaced for the season.

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“There’s going to be accidents regardless in soccer, however on turf they’re going to be extra vital they usually’re going to be at the next charge in non-contact [situations],” Thomas stated. “On this sport, we’ve sufficient contact accidents, so we should always remove as many non-contact accidents as we are able to. That’s my perception on it. I’m hoping to someday have the league be all grass fields. Till we get there, we’ll maintain combating for it.”

The turf at MetLife Stadium was put in earlier than the 2020 season. Thomas stated he has heard from gamers that the sector was worse earlier than the brand new turf, however nonetheless feels there is a matter.

“It’s just a little bit higher now however accidents nonetheless occur at a excessive charge on that subject,” Thomas stated.

LB Quincy Williams (ankle) didn’t follow Wednesday and is predicted to be out for just a few weeks with a high-ankle sprain. CB Brandin Echols (hamstring) and DE John Franklin-Myers (toe) have been each restricted in follow.

Rookie WR Garrett Wilson left the sport Sunday with a rib harm after taking a giant hit, however was capable of return. Wilson was not on the harm report Wednesday and stated he’s effective. He practiced absolutely.

“They really feel good,” Wilson stated of his ribs. “I took one [big hit] however they’re getting me proper within the coaching room.”

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