Brandon Marshall, one of many hardest broad receivers on the market, has insisted that the turf at MetLife Stadium – dwelling of the New York Giants and the Jets – is not any good, as he blames it for ending his NFL profession early.
Marshall, 39, informed Physician Mike – a doctor who discusses sports-related accidents on his 10.9million subscribers YouTube channel – that he may’ve prolonged his profession, if it weren’t for the installment of artificial grasses at 14 NFL stadiums.
‘I snapped my deltoid, freaking turf, oh my goodness I knew it was over,’ he mentioned again in January, referring to the career-ending harm he sustained in opposition to the LA Chargers on October 8, 2017, whereas enjoying for the Giants.
‘This play ended my profession. There’s been plenty of gamers complaining about this turf… it is actually ruining careers,’ Marshall added. ‘That was just about the final of me, I felt like I may’ve performed a few extra years, however that play was over.’
Brandon Marshall, 39, blames the turf at MetLife stadium for chopping his NFL profession quick
Marshall snapped the deltoid of his left ankle – a career-ending injury- in opposition to the Chargers in 2017 at MetLife Stadium in his solely season with the New York Giants
MetLife Stadium & 13 different NFL venues have adopted artificial grass for his or her groups to play on
Marshall joined the Giants in 2017 after two years with the Jets. In 2016, he completed the 12 months with 109 receptions on 174 targets for 1,502 yards and 14 touchdowns.
That was a historic season for each the gamers and the Jets franchise, as Marshall set new single-season data for receiving yards and receptions whereas tying the file for receiving touchdowns with Artwork Powell and Don Maynard.
What’s extra is that he completed within the top-five amongst NFL broad receivers in targets, receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns in 2015 and was named to his sixth Professional Bowl. Marshall was additionally ranked twenty fifth by his fellow on the NFL High 100 Gamers of 2016.
However after fracturing the deltoid ligament in his left ankle in 2017, success was onerous to return by for Marshall, as he solely appeared in six extra NFL video games with the Seattle Seahawks in 2018 earlier than being reduce.
Marshall is not the one NFL gamers to have spoke out about MetLife Stadium’s turf, with Giants broad receiver Sterling Shepard sustaining a season-ending ACL harm on the sector final 12 months. San Francisco 49ers defensive finish Nick Bosa tore his ACL on the similar venue in opposition to the Jets in 2020.
Marshall was a six-time Professional Bowler who loved success with the Jets however none with the Giants
The Giants will now play on a brand new artificial turf this upcoming season, following a rising variety of complaints on the sector’s situation through the 2022-23 season.
‘The gamers have been vocal and clear about this difficulty and it’s a good step to listen to them that change wants be made,’ the NFLPA mentioned in an announcement to ESPN final 12 months.
‘The change will no come quickly sufficient, although, for gamers who will likely be at larger threat the remainder of the season. We anticipate that no matter floor will get put in subsequent 12 months will meet the very best security and efficiency requirements potential.’
Marshall, who’s totaled 12,351 yards and 83 touchdowns in his 13 years within the NFL, is not ruling out a comeback to the staff the place he is discovered essentially the most success — the Jets.
In Could, he mentioned that he’d don a ‘Gang Inexperienced’ jersey if Aaron Rodgers needed him to return out of retirement.
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