Artificial Turf Injury Statistics
Fact: High-quality playing surfaces increase player performance and reduce injuries.
This simple fact has inspired significant advancements in the field of artificial turf to dramatically improve player performance and safety.
Recognized organizations, such as FIFA, the NCAA, and others put these advancements to the test and have released recent studies measuring the injury risk on artificial turf compared to natural grass. Check it out:
An independent, five-year study of competitive high school football showed that, when compared to natural grass, FieldTurf artificial turf leads to:
- 55% Fewer Neural Injuries
- 47% Fewer Cranial and Cervical Injuries
- 38% Fewer 3rd Degree Injuries
- 45% Less Time Lost to Long-Term Injuries
- 35% Less Time Lost to Short-Term Injuries
An independent, three-year study of competitive college football showed that, when compared to natural grass, FieldTurf artificial turf leads to:
- 74% Fewer Muscle Tears
- 42% Lower ACL Trauma
- 32% Fewer Ligament Tears
- 22% Fewer Severe Injuries
- 19% Fewer Substantial Injuries
- 12% Fewer Concussions
- 10% Less Injury From Shoe Surface Interaction during Contact
- 8% Less Injury From Shoe Surface Interaction during Non-Contact
- 7% Fewer Total Injuries
Researchers have indicated time and time again that the injury risk of playing on artificial turf is no greater, and in many cases even lower, than on natural grass.
Turfix artificial sports turf fields are designed with the safety of the athlete in the foreground. We work hard to meet high standards for traction, rotation, slip resistance, surface abrasion, and stability so your players can stay safe and perform at their best. Beyond the basic and necessary safety precautions, here are four more ways Turfix goes above and beyond to keep your players safe:
1. Artificial Turf Infill Inspection
At Turfix, we keep a close eye on infill and perform decompaction, grooming, and replenishment services to keep your Turfix artificial turf field infill evenly distributed and at the proper levels for player safety and performance.
2. Artificial Turf G-Max Safety Testing
When a player falls, the impact is absorbed either by the playing surface or the player. Turfix performs G-Max safety testing using ASTM standards to prevent concussions and other injuries by measuring the shock-attenuation performance of your artificial turf field.
3. Artificial Turf Magnetic Sweeping
Turfix can make a field much safer by floating a very strong magnet over the artificial turf surface to remove potentially dangerous materials and any debris from the field to increase player safety and is included in our service at no additional charge.
4. Artificial Turf Field Sanitizing
Artificial turf fields collect all the blood, sweat, and tears your players leave behind when they are busy leaving it all out on the field. Turfix provides artificial turf field sanitization to disinfect your field and safeguard your players against infectious bacteria.
Nothing is more important to you and nothing is more important to us than the safety of your athletes. Turfix is recognized as the Midwest’s leading synthetic turf company not only because we create beautiful, lush artificial turf fields, but because we go the extra mile to ensure player safety.
If you want to learn more about how artificial turf technology is evolving to keep your players safe on the field, Contact Turfix today—we are experts in our field!