VIF admits doubts about artificial turf ahead of Strandberg’s return – VG

VIF admits doubts about artificial turf ahead of Strandberg's return - VG
Back to East Oslo: Stefan Strandberg returns to Vålerenga after ten years.

VALLE (VG) Stefan Strandberg (32), who has been suffering from injuries for some time, did research on artificial turf before returning to Norway, but Dag-Eilev Fagermo admits it’s a bit “a gamble” to send him a new giant stop at some faraway pitch in Elites.


– That’s a good question, one that we should include in the evaluation. I don’t think Stefan plays all 30 games a year, but we have to be careful and look after him, Fagermo tells VG when asked if he thinks Strandberg will work in Everyone The Norwegian artificial turf pitches they visit all season.

Injury history has been a recurring topic for the national team stopper, who was on Tuesday Ready for Vålerenga.

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Between 2017 and 2019, he did not play any official football matches and underwent six times surgery on his Achilles heel, in three different countries. He himself said that he was about to give up.

And while Strandberg himself is urging patience at his best after a season with little time to play outside the national team, Fagermo is optimistic about the long-term.

– With the equipment we have, how we train and take care of him, and that he takes care of himself, I have confidence that we will benefit greatly from Stefan, says the Vålerenga boss – and adds that he “would not have had a contract if he had not undergone a thorough medical examination”.

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National Team Stopper Natural grass has been the main surface area throughout his career.

-Obviously it was part of the package, it sure was, but the artificial turf is different than it was when I was in Norway last time. It has evolved a bit. I’m from the generation that likes grass better, and I think most players would, Strandberg tells VG shortly after he was introduced as a player at Vålerenga.

Although he would now have artificial turf on his new track Intility, he didn’t think it would worsen his injury history.

– Some research has been done on artificial turf versus turf and injury history, and I don’t think this part has to say much. I’ve heard a lot about artificial turf pitches all over Norway, but this (Intility) should be good. It’s very different now than it was when I was here in the past, says Strandberg, referring with the last point to the overall quality of the country’s artificial turf.

In 2010 I found John Purnebo and others There is no significant difference in the frequency of damage between natural grass and third generation artificial turf. found him self Yan Ekstrand et al In 2011. Summary of literature from Sports Field Administration Association It shows that recent research has the same results as well.

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