I receive incredible information all the time from concerned parents. What parents are getting sick of is the lack of attentions being placed upon synthetic turf and Staph Infections. Recently I was sent an article that was written in 2008 by Sandra McKee of the Baltimore Sun. What is most shocking about the article is a quote from Donald Hill, past football coach at Morgan State.
“I’ve been in coaching a long time,” Morgan State coach Donald Hill said. “I’d seen maybe one or two staph infections in all my time in football. But three years ago, we put down a new synthetic turf on our football field, and we began to have three to four cases a week.“
Take a moment a read the whole article. The information is important but the story of Staph and MRSA is the same. Until facilities that operate synthetic turf take a proactive attitude to prevent Staph and MRSA infections , all athletes will continue to be at risk.
To all concerned parents and athletes, please share with me your experience in dealing with Staph and MRSA. Simply contact me at mike (@) sportsturfnw.com or call me. I will share as much or as little information as you decide, I treat all conversations as confidential and will never share information without your approval.