St. Louis Rams address concrete issue at Edward Jones Dome

The Rams have addressed the concrete issue at the Edward Jones Dome.

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Rams returned to the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday for the first time in two weeks with a new addition to the facility — a carpet-like pad covering the concrete near the turf.

The last time the Rams played a home game, Nov. 1, San Francisco 49ers running back Reggie Bush suffered a season-ending knee injury after slipping on the concrete surrounding the field. 

That happened one week after Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown slipped on the concrete and fell into the wall next to the stands. 

Rams coach Jeff Fisher addressed the issue at his press conference on Nov. 2, the day after Bush was injured. 

“Let me just say this, there’s been hundreds of games here and they haven’t had any issues with it,” Fisher said. “I don’t know whether it was different before I got here, but it’s been consistent. The organization, we have had discussions with the NFL league office and game office department to see if there’s something we can do. 

“But, this is their deal. This is kind of out of my deal. But, player safety is of the utmost importance. We don’t want to have any issues. … We’re going to do whatever we need to do to make sure that we don’t have an issue with it.”

At that point, Fisher said, the Rams had already talked to the NFL about the issue. 

“The organization has talked to the league office to discuss and see if there’s anything that we can do,” he said.

We found out Sunday morning what the solution to the issue was. 

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