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Aaron Rodgers blames calf injury on Tampa Bay turf

Green Bay Packers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 21: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks for a receiver during a NFL game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on December 21, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/ Getty Images)

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When the NFLPA has ranked playing surfaces, Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Stadium has traditionally fared well.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers obviously disagrees.

During his radio show on ESPNWisconsin Thursday, Rodgers said he thought the calf injury which hampered him down the stretch was a result of poor field conditions when he played against the Buccaneers on Dec. 21.

Rodgers said the injury was “Due to the poor surface in Tampa,” and that he had been injured in two of his three games there. The other was a shoulder injury, which it’s hard to blame on the grass.

While footing is an individual preference, there haven’t been that many complaints about Tampa’s grass in the past, which makes Rodgers’ claim curious.