The San Francisco 49ers were ravaged by key injuries on Sunday to some of their stars during a 31-13 win over the lowly New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan expressed mix emotions during the postgame press conference..but not so much about the turf at MetLife Stadium. Injuries to defensive end Nick Bosa (knee), defensive tackle Solomon Thomas (knee), quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (high-ankle), and running back Raheem Mostert (knee) put a damper on San Francisco’s mood.
Considering most of the injuries were leg injuries of some variety, the turf definitely caught Shanahan’s attention during the postgame discussion:
“I don’t exactly know why it happened. But as far as the feeling that was on the sidelines, I know that’s as many knee injuries and ankle stuff and people getting caught on a turf as I’ve ever been a part of. From what I saw, the other team did too. I know our players talked about it the entire game.”
“Just how sticky the turf was. That was the first time people played on it, I think. It was something our guys were concerned about right away. And the results definitely made that a lot stronger. Unfortunately, it’s a place we got to go back to next week.”49ers.com
Bosa’s injury is possibly thought to be a torn ACL, which would likely end his season. Meanwhile, the severity of the other injuries are unknown.
In some cases, complaining about the turf after playing there might seem pointless but in this situation, not for the 49ers. They play MetLife Stadium’s other tenant next week…the Saquon Barkley-less New York Giants next week in New Jersey.
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