After reading the following story in the Toronto Sun Sports today about the new surface at Tim Horton's Field in Hamilton, I'm glad that the media wrote about it and asked the question why so many players including Collaros could have been injured due to the type of turf layed down for the Pan Am Soccer Stadium and THF?
I thought of this myself but I'm glad that others and the media and sports are thinking the same, that it could be the fault of the turf manufacturer or designer that we have had so many injuries and not just Collaro's but going back to last year with Dan LeFevour and others.
From the Sun Today:[url=http://www.torontosun.com/2015/09/22/with-loss-of-collaros-and-waters-year-of-the-injury-continues]http://www.torontosun.com/2015/09/22/wi ... -continues[/url]
An interesting tweet emerged in the hours following Collaros’ injury, and it came from another player who has torn his ACL at Hamilton’s new park.
“Tim Horton field is sticky,? Eskimos slotback Shamawd Chambers wrote Saturday afternoon.
Chambers recently returned to practice after tearing his ACL last fall at THF and he’s not the only one. Alouettes quarterback Dan LeFevour also tore his ACL when he was with the Tabbies, and Bombers pivot Drew Willy suffered a tibial plateau fracture and a partial PCL tear. Both were on plays where they simply planted their feet.
Could there be a turf problem at THF?
With so many injuries, mainly in the same stadium, you have to ask why? Is it bad luck, bad timing, or did someone screw up on the turf design?
GO CATS GO!!!