Philly News: Carson Wentz’s surgeon, James Bradley, is an innovator well-known for work with athletes


Jan 03, 2018

(Dr. James Bradley is a former President of the NFL Physicians Society and current Head Team Physician for the Pittsburgh Steelers.)  While details of Carson Wentz’s knee operation and its aftermath remain a mystery, shrouded by HIPAA restrictions as well as by the NFL’s obsession for secrecy, his surgeon’s identity makes it likely no cutting-edge […]

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The Athletic: With the Astros’ victory celebration in full swing, a heart-stopping drama was playing out behind the scenes: the race to save a beloved coach’s life


Jan 03, 2018

(Dr. Muntz is a team internist for the Houston Texans and serves on the board of the NFL Physicians Society.)  With nearly one million revelers joyously drinking in their team’s first championship, the Astros’ World Series victory parade had wended through the sun-baked streets of downtown Houston to City Hall, where the next phase of […]

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Associated Press: Pop-ups on NFL sidelines mean quick medical treatment


Oct 20, 2017

By BARRY WILNER — Oct. 19, 2017 1:27 PM EDT   NEW YORK (AP) — A player gets hurt on the field, walks or is helped to the sideline, and then goes camping? Not exactly. Those blue tents fans see popping up near the bench area at NFL games are for medical purposes only. And get this: The pro […]

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The New Orleans Advocate: Saints long snapper Jon Dorenbos has aortic aneurysm, must undergo immediate surgery


Sep 18, 2017

A follow-up physical on New Orleans Saints long snapper Jon Dorenbos may have saved the 37-year-old’s life. Dorenbos was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm that will require immediate open-heart surgery. New Orleans traded a seventh-round pick in 2019 to Philadelphia for the 15-year veteran last week, and Dr. John Amoss was going through the long […]

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NBC WTHR: Trained eyes watching closely for concussions during NFL games


Sep 09, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Every play of every NFL game is full of collisions, and the potential for concussions. The National Football League is watching players on the field closely for signs and symptoms of brain injuries. At least four trained medical staff have their eyes keenly focused on the action, watching from the sideline and […]

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Associated Press: NFL making $40 million available for medical research


Aug 31, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — A year after the NFL pledged $100 million in support of independent medical research and engineering advancements, a huge chunk of that soon will be awarded to such research, primarily dedicated to neuroscience. A Scientific Advisory Board assembled by the NFL is set to launch its program to solicit and evaluate […]

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Indianapolis Colts Long-Time Physician Arthur Rettig Stepping Down


Jul 24, 2017

Indianapolis Colts Long-Time Physician Arthur Rettig Stepping Down Dr. Thomas Klootwyk Named Head Team Physician INDIANAPOLIS (July 24, 2017) – The Indianapolis Colts have announced that long-time Head Team Physician Arthur C.Rettig, MD is stepping down from his role to serve as Emeritus Associate Team Physician. Rettig was the very first physician to join the […]

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NFL: Medical tents for players will be on NFL sidelines in ’17


May 30, 2017

Medical tents will be a permanent fixture on NFL sidelines this season. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the development at the Spring League Meeting on Tuesday, a few months after the small, mobile units gained popularity at the college level for their ability to aid doctors and trainers in doing their job without a raucous […]

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