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Mostert rips 'horrible' MetLife turf after more Jets injuries

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Raheem Mostert and 49ers don't have a good opinion of the turf field at MetLife Stadium, and the game between the New York Jets and Denver Broncos on Thursday night didn't help.

The Jets lost several players to injuries in the first half and the 49ers running back didn't hold back with his critique of the turf.

Among the Jets to leave Thursday's game with an injury was 2020 No. 11 overall draft pick Mekhi Becton.

Becton's replacement, Chuma Edoga, also left the game with a shoulder injury.

Then cornerback Bless Austin was ruled out with a calf injury and wide receiver Lawrence Cager was downgraded to out with a hamstring injury.

The Jets lost starting quarterback Sam Darnold for a few players due to a shoulder injury before he returned to the game.

The 49ers know all too well about injuries at MetLife Stadium. In their Week 2 game against the Jets, Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas suffered season-ending ACL injuries. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and Mostert both suffered leg injuries that likely will keep both out for multiple games.

Because the 49ers were scheduled to play the New York Giants in MetLife Stadium a week after playing the Jets, they asked the NFL to look into the condition of the turf, which some players deemed "sticky" after their Week 2 win.

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The league approved the turf at MetLife and the 49ers played the Giants as scheduled last Sunday. And like clockwork, the 49ers suffered another injury in the first quarter as tight end Jordan Reed suffered a sprained knee and was placed on injured reserve.

 

At some point, with all the injuries, the NFL has to listen to Mostert and the 49ers and do something about the turf at MetLife Stadium, right? Right?