"Physicians and trainers began to notice that players were injured with a greater frequency on the artificial turf. These injuries included anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, concussions, and ankle sprains."
What injuries have we dealt with over the past couple of seasons?
Another study states, "While there were 13.8 injuries per 100 session hours on turf and only 8.4 per 100 on natural grass, the type of injury matters."
Below is a chart of Adjusted Games Lost that I compiled from various sources. I couldn't find any data before 2008. I hope this gives you an idea of where we are when it comes to injury. I do hope that this will give St. Louis residents a reason to pay up so that we can have a healthy team focused on winning. If not for any other reason, the rams should want this to save on all the salaries they've lost to injury.
|STL||80.3||75||56.9||110||80.55||Astro Turf/ Field Turf|
How much is a healthy Rams team worth to St. Louis?
1 Billion Dollars (18 votes)
500 Million Dollars (11 votes)
400 Million Dollars (7 votes)
300 Million Dollars (0 votes)
60 Million Dollars that the cheap a-holes proposed (2 votes)
St. Louis politicians suck nuts. (9 votes)
47 total votes