The turf at MetLife Stadium is fine.
So says coach Joe Judge and his Giants players.
“We haven’t had any issues with it,’’ safety Jabrill Peppers said.
The 49ers beg to differ. They lost defensive stars Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas to torn ACL knee injuries in Sunday’s 31-13 victory over the Jets at MetLife Stadium. They also saw quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo forced out with a high ankle sprain and running back Raheem Mostert leave with a knee injury.
There is new artificial turf at MetLife Stadium this season.
“It was something our guys were concerned about right away,’’ 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. “And the results definitely made that stronger.”
The NFL put out a statement Monday saying an independent field inspector checked out the field Sept. 12 and certified “the field was in compliance with all applicable NFL policies.’’ The Giants and Steelers opened their seasons two nights later at MetLife Stadium and did not report any issues with the field.