09 Feb Can Artificial Grass Help Reduce Athlete Injuries?
From baseball to field hockey, artificial turf has become an alternative sports field surface to natural grass. And in many cases it makes a lot of sense – artificial turf requires less water and maintenance, meaning lower bills, and you can highly customize fields by changing the color.
But one of the biggest questions about artificial grass that most field managers have is whether it will help protect their athletes from more injuries. Different sports are prone to various injuries, but these are three cases in which artificial turf will help keep athletes safer.
Reducing ankle and knee injuries in soccer players
Soccer players are perhaps the most prone to damage to ankles and knees, both through contact with other players and through missteps. A study in the Journal of Sports Medicine did a meta-analysis of studies on soccer player injuries on natural grass and artificial turf and found that the turf actually did have an overall reduced rate of injury.
Reducing athlete injury in cold or rainy locations
Any field sports athletes are susceptible to poorly maintained natural grass or grass that is exposed to severe weather elements. Muddy grass that leaves large divots is easier to trip on, while artificial grass’s drainage system will help you avoid these problems.
Reducing concussions in football players
While hits are the most common cause of concussions in football players, another common reason is when players hit their heads on the ground. To help cut down on these injuries, design a turf field with the right amount of hardness balance to support heads and bodies.
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