September 25, 2011
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:
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.
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