Idaho State University Associate Professor of Sports Science and Physical Education Michael Meyers released research findings that concluded there is a significantly lower injury rate for collegiate women’s soccer athletes playing on FieldTurf versus natural grass.
The analyses also indicated fewer injuries on the artificial turf when comparing injury time loss, player position, injury grade, injuries under various field conditions and temperatures, cleat design and turf age. Meyers evaluated female soccer players from 13 universities over five competitive seasons. A total of 797 collegiate games were evaluated with 355 games played on artificial turf and 442 games played on natural grass. [Read more…]