Sports

Brandon Marshall blames MetLife Stadium turf for his career-ending injury: ‘I knew it was over’

MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Jets and New York Giants, has faced an increase in criticism over the years because of its not-so-player-friendly turf.  

Six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who spent time with both teams, is among the players that were injured on the field and, in a recently surfaced interview from earlier this year, he blamed what he called a career-ending injury on the turf conditions.

Brandon Marshall poses for photo

Brandon Marshall attends SiriusXM At Super Bowl LVII on February 09, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

In a January interview with Dr. Mikhail Varshavski, an internet personality who goes by the name “Doctor Mike,” Marshall recalled an injury he sustained during the 2017 season while playing with the Giants. 

METLIFE STADIUM TO CHANGE TURF IN 2023 AMID PLAYER COMPLAINTS: REPORT

“I snapped my deltoid, freaking turf, oh my goodness I knew it was over,” he recalled while looking at a video of the injury. 

Brandon Marshall helped off field

New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) is injured during the National Football League game between the New York Giants and the Los Angeles Chargers on October 8, 2017, at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.  (Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

“This play ended my career,” he said. “So there’s been a lot of players complaining about this turf. Even this year, you had guys go down with non-contact injuries. It’s really ruining careers.” 

Marshall spent just that one season with the Giants before he was released the following offseason. His injury cost him the remainder of that year. 

Brandon Marshall being attended to by trainers

New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) is injured during the National Football League game between the New York Giants and the Los Angeles Chargers on October 8, 2017, at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.  (Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

“That was pretty much the last of me. I felt like I could’ve played a couple more years, but that play was over.”

Marshall played with the Seattle Seahawks in 2018 but was released after just six games. He signed with the New Orleans Saints and the Pittsburgh Steelers but did not appear in any games for either team. 

MetLife Stadium announced in November that it would be installing a new turf field for the 2023 season, according to a report from ESPN. 

The outlet reported in March that new improved synthetic turf was installed in the offseason that is supposed to decrease the number of injuries.

Read More: World News | Entertainment News | Celeb News

Related posts

How Chelsea should have spent Todd Boehly’s first €1bn on transfers

BBC Brk News

Chelsea predicted lineup vs Everton – Premier League

BBC Brk News

Riley Gaines laughs at protestors questioned by conservative activist at Leadership Institute grand opening

BBC Brk News

Leave a Comment