Monday night’s Chiefs-Rams game is being moved from Mexico City to Los Angeles because of field conditions, the league announced Tuesday.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier Tuesday that discussions about moving the game were taking place. The Chiefs and Rams were slated to play in Mexico City's Estadio Azteca, but according to Schefter, the field was "a mess" and might not be safe for players.
A "number" of players were considering not playing in the game if it remained slated for Mexico City due to concerns about injuries.
“It’s not fair to risk our health,” one prominent player told Schefter Tuesday.
As reports emerged Tuesday, the NFL was looking to still go ahead with plans to play in Mexico despite the significant level of concern.
Soccer games and concerts have left the field a mess.
As part of the NFL's international series, the home team must keep the date open at its stadium in case of an emergency. Because of that, the Rams have kept the L.A. Coliseum available.
This will be the third consecutive season the NFL has played a game played at Azteca.
The matchup between the Chiefs and Rams will be one of the most anticipated contests all season. Both teams sitting at 9–1. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET.