I've been a bit curious about this issue myself. It seems like we've been hit with an unusually high number of injuries repeatedly in the last few years. It seems quite plausible that it could be related to having a bad home field turf.
they also play some college games on that field and they may even play high school games to, maybe a clan member who lives in St. Louis can answer that for sure,and also a visiting pro team plays there 8 times a season,before we blame the turf we have to look at every team that plays there and see if they have the same problems in that dome.
OK, I have taken a look at all of the play-by-plays of each home game, writing down each injury I come across. I am sure a few are probably missing, as they did not have Warner's injury documented from Week 11, and not all of the injuries that I am about to list were serious enough to miss significant playing time...
Week 3 (GB)
STL: Bulger, Robinson, Avery, J. Butler
Week 5 (MIN)
STL: G. Gibson, Boller
Week 7 (INDY)
STL: Massey, Incognito, B. Fletcher
INDY: D. Brown
Week 10 (NO)
STL: Lenon, Burton, Long
NO: Meachem, Porter, McCray
Week 11 (ARI)
NO: K. Warner
Week 12 (SEA)
STL: Ja. Brown
SEA: Babineaux, Redding
Week 15 (HOU)
STL: Q. Butler, Fells
Quick reminder: I found an injury that was not recorded in the play-by-play texts, so I would not be surprised if there were more...no calls or letters, please...LOL
"Hi, my name is Mr. Gift Horse, and what you're looking at is my mouth."
Actually, when I rep someone, they get 88 rep points (based upon my "rep power"). That is what you received. You were also increased from a "rep power" of 6 to 7. The system increases your rep power by 1 for every 100 rep points received (and, in this case, my 88 points awarded caused you to pass such a threshold).
As for the issue of the turf, I don't think we can conclusively say that it is causing injuries, but I do think that there is enough of a disparity that it warrants further investigation by the team.
I didnt realise that about the rep system
If the Turf is the reason for the injuries I would think that other teams playing on the same turf would also have more injuries, like the Colts. But I do not think they have a problem.
One thing I would really like to know about is how our conditioning in the off season is handled compared to teams with much less injury problems.
Over the last few years our injuries just get worse and worse....
I read that it's not so much the turf as the fact that at the ED they put it in new each year, and it never gets "broken in" (whatever that means).
Or...it's like God looking down from the heavens and saying, "I don't know Job, somethin' 'bout you just pisses me off!":D