As the Falcons’ head team physician, Dr. Spero Karas oversees orthopedic and medical care for every Falcons player. He’s at every game on watch from the 30-yard line. During games, he’s not a fan, but instead a clinical observer. Karas is also an associate professor of orthopedics at Emory University. Karas will head to Houston Wednesday […]
ANDERSON – A former Anderson resident will be standing right on the sidelines during Super Bowl LI, but it won’t be as a fan. Instead of looking for the next big play, Dr. Spero Karas will be looking for injuries. Karas has been the head team physician for the Atlanta Falcons, who will be facing […]
HOUSTON – Ask Spero Karas about his home state, and he talks about Bobby Knight. Bobby. That’s what they called him back then. Karas is old enough to remember. He grew up in Anderson in the late 1970s and early ’80s, back when the city was a booming basketball haven, stocked with generations of […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Injuries in the NFL decreased this season, including concussions. Emphasizing that players are doing more self-reporting of head injuries, the league released data Thursday that show overall concussions for the preseason and regular season were down from 275 in 2015 to 244 in 2016. That includes a drop of 16 in […]
Statement by the NFLPS in Response to the Hastings Center Report on NFL Player Health: The Role of a Club Doctor
Statement by the NFLPS in Response to the Hastings Center Report on NFL Player Health: The Role of a Club Doctor (November 21, 2016) “The National Football League Physicians Society (NFLPS) read the article with disappointment. In spite of the authors’ suggestions, NFL physicians are accomplished medical professionals who abide by the highest ethical […]
NFL Physicians: Committed to Excellence in Patient-Player Care Abstract: The National Football League Physicians Society read with disappointment the article “A Proposal to Address NFL Club Doctors’ Conflicts of Interest and to Promote Player Trust.” In spite of the authors’ suggestions, NFL physicians are accomplished medical professionals who abide by the highest ethical standards in […]
This morning, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a letter to the public, titled “NFL Commitment to Player Health and Safety”, announcing the League’s new Play Smart, Play Safe initiative. In the letter, found on the new Play Smart, Play Safe initiative website, Goodell states that while the League has made important progress in health and […]
Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano addresses his team following their 13-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals to finish off the 2016 preseason, awarding the game ball to Dr. Art Rettig on his birthday.
“This guy’s an all star. We love this guy, and he’s observant, and he does a great job for us and all he does is give back to us and take care of us and heal you guys up. We love you Art Rettig, happy birthday,” said Pagano as he turned and handed the game ball to Rettig.
After the team and staff cheered him on, Rettig led the breaking of the huddle, with “Family on three…”
New Orleans Saints Team Physician Misty Suri, MD, M.S. Selected to Present Research as Visiting Professor in Minas Gerais, Brazil
(New Orleans, LA – July 6, 2016) The National Football League Physicians Society (NFLPS) applauds New Orleans Saints team physician Misty Suri, MD, M.S. who was selected as Visiting Professor at the 20th meeting of the Minas Gerais Orthopaedic and Traumatology Society in Minas Gerais, Brazil. As a Visiting Professor, Dr. Suri will present recent discoveries in […]
Myles Jack was in Manhattan on Wednesday evening, appearing at a promotional event for the deodorant brand Speed Stick. The concept was about not sweating under pressure, and preparing for the big challenges that would be coming his way in the NFL. That will come in handy today and tomorrow in Indianapolis, where Jack will […]