MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers cited the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ home turf as the reason for his calf injury…
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers recently won the second MVP award of his career, but his campaign did not come without obstacles.
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Rodgers injured his calf in a Week 16 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, an injury that would have an impact on the rest of his season.
The Packers quarterback blamed the turf at Raymond James Stadium for his injury, and claimed that this was not the first time he had suffered because of it.
“The calf was, in my opinion, due to the poor surface in Tampa. Tampa is where I hurt my shoulder as well, back in 2008, and I think that there needs to be looked at some more uniformity as far as the field conditions,” Rodgers said on his weekly radio show.
Despite his injury, Rodgers was able not only to lead his team to a Week 17 victory that gave the Packers their fourth consecutive NFC North title, but also took them to the NFC Championship.
Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney had previously made a similar complaint, so the NFL will likely look into testing the turf layout in arenas such as Raymond James Stadium.