Odell Beckham Jr.’s injury in Super Bowl prompts NFL players to speak out against turf fields

From The Sporting News:

Odell Beckham Jr. appeared to be well on his way to a terrific performance in Super Bowl 56. The Rams wide receiver caught his first two targets for 52 yards, including a 17-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter of Los Angeles’ 23-20 win over Cincinnati.

Unfortunately for the 29-year-old, his night ended early after he went down with a non-contact knee injury in the second quarter. He was initially listed as questionable to return, but the Rams ruled him out for the rest of the game early in the second half.

Los Angeles didn’t immediately reveal the specific nature of Beckham’s injury, but the team fears he may have torn his left ACL, according to The MMQB’s Albert Breer. He tore the same ACL while playing for the Browns in 2020.

After Beckham was forced to leave the game, several NFL players voiced their displeasure with the use of artificial turf fields at football venues, including SoFi Stadium, the home of the Rams and the site of this year’s Super Bowl.

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