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Turf Rundown – Incidence of Knee Injuries on Artificial Turf Versus Natural Grass in NCAA American Football: 2004-2005 Through 2013-2014 Seasons

The use of artificial turf in American football continues to grow in popularity, and the effect of these playing surfaces on athletic injuries remains controversial. Knee injuries account for a significant portion of injuries in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) football league; however, the effect of artificial surfaces on knee injuries remains ill-defined. Click here to access the study and see if there is a difference in the rate or mechanism of knee ligament and meniscal injuries during NCAA football events on natural grass and artificial turf playing surfaces.