Football Gods are finally delivering the NY Giants with new MetLife turf
This has been needed for years. One of the worst things we've seen from the NY Giants of late, other than Joe Judge and Dave Gettleman, has been the terrible turf at MetLife Stadium. There's been too many season-ending injuries to count.
Fans have been calling for a change for a while now. Fortunately, it's finally coming. While speaking at the NFL league meetings, NY owner John Mara confirmed that MetLife is getting a makeover, as reducing the high amount of injuries is a top priority both for the Giants and Jets.
MetLife Stadium is finally getting new turf for the Giants and Jets
Time and time again, we've seen Giants players fall to the turf either with a serious Achilles or knee injury. And we've seen players both for NY and opposing teams calling out just how terrible the turf has been. Enough was clearly enough.
Per ESPN's Jordan Raanan, this new field will feature a 'FieldTurf CORE system' and it's designed specifically to help reduce injuries. Hey, this sounds like a win-win to us. The need for new turf was once again brought up after wideout Sterling Shepard suffered his torn ACL last fall vs. Dallas. Shepard was basically just jogging down the field, then out of nowhere, boom, his knee was done.
Shepard himself was in disbelief that he suffered the injury. Fortunately, he's back with the Giants on a one-year deal and him tearing his ACL in primetime won't be the last memory G-Men supporters have of the talented speedster. Shepard will be able to relax knowing the terrible old turf is long gone.
It's been a very busy offseason for the Giants, with new signings making their way to town. Darren Waller is ready to make a splash, as is Bobby Okereke and Parris Campbell. As big as the news was in bringing those guys to town, this turf update may prove to be the one that makes guys in the locker room the happiest. Next up? Hopefully grass in the future.
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