The answer appears to be yes,according to a Central Ohio televisiin station.
In a report, the station profiled a promising high school football player, Tommy Horn, who attributed the severity of his injury to artificial turf.
“He had a bruised spinal cord, two broken bones in his back and a severe concussion,” reported the station. “Horn believes he suffered these severe injuries because he was being tackled on turf, not grass.”
The article went on to heighten the importance of the GMAX test,which tracks the hardness of the field, which may have been a factor in Horn’s case.
“If this opens the eyes of other high schools and prevents student athletes from getting hurt then pursuing their dreams, then I’m glad I can help and be the poster child of this injury unfortunately,” he said.
For the full report, go here: