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Add "impaling" to the list of injuries that could be caused by the shoddy turf at Soldier Field.

A foreign object sticking out the 18-yard line near the south end zone temporarily delayed play at Sunday's game between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. Officials called it a "dangerous situation." It appeared to be a thin, sharp, metal spike:

Bears game delayed briefly because of ‘dangerous situation’ on field

Soldier Field was resodded last week. The turf had drawn complaints from players during the preseason and was deemed unsafe enough to cancel the team's annual Family Fest in August.

The "dangerous situation" was dealt with swiftly and the game resumed without incident, except for the dragon that popped out of the 50-yard line and ate Brian Urlacher(notes).

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