Playing surface at FedEx Field being re-sodded

FedEx Field

Workers begin to re-sod FedEx Field immediately after the Redskins played the Chargers. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Workers were busy re-sodding the playing surface at FedEx Field following the Washington Redskins’ overtime victory there Sunday over the San Diego Chargers.

The condition of the field was sharply criticized after the Redskins lost to the Seattle Seahawks in an NFC playoff game at FedEx Field in January. That was the game in which Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III reinjured his right knee. He underwent surgery days later, although there was no clear indication that the condition of the playing surface contributed to Griffin’s injury.

The NFL announced in the offseason that it would be more proactive this season in monitoring the condition of playing surfaces in stadiums league-wide. Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen said in the offseason that the team had missed an opportunity to re-sod the field last season, suggesting that it would not miss a similar chance this season.

The Redskins play their next two games on the road, Thursday night at Minnesota and Nov. 17 at Philadelphia, and don’t play at home again until a Nov. 25 Monday night game against the San Francisco 49ers.

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