British Journal of Sports Medicine: Return to sport for North American professional sport leagues in the context of COVID-19


Sep 24, 2020

ABSTRACT COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. A range of clinical scenarios exist, from an asymptomatic disease course to SARS and death. This document describes important considerations for 5 North American professional sports leagues (Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, National Basketball Association, National Football League and National Hockey […]

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NBC News: Exclusive Look At One NFL Team’s COVID Preparations


Sep 14, 2020

“NBC News’ Kevin Tibbles went behind the scenes with the Cleveland Browns to see their COVID-19 safety measures. Ultraviolet lights and fitted helmets with plastic shields are just part of the new reality. Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL’s chief medical officer, said ‘over the first five weeks of our team activities, we’ve done over a […]

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NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 Educational Materials


Jul 27, 2020

In preparation for the 2020 season, the NFL and NFLPA are implementing comprehensive COVID-19 protocols. The NFL is working closely with infectious disease experts, the CDC, public health officials and medical experts from other leagues. We created with the NFLPA a COVID Medical Advisory Task Force made up of a variety of medical experts and […]

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E60 Presents: Project 11 -The Alex Smith Story


Jun 05, 2020

WATCH: E60 Presents: Project 11 -The Alex Smith Story   Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith has attacked the past 17 months with a singular focus: return to the football field. Smith has been sidelined since Nov. 18, 2018, when he suffered a spiral compound fracture to his tibia and fibula in his right leg. He’s since undergone […]

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News4JAX: Different approach this offseason for Jaguars team doctor Kaplan


Apr 13, 2020

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – This has been anything but a normal offseason in the NFL. With travel restricted and team facilities closed around the league, NFL teams are being forced to adapt. With the draft just a few weeks away Jaguars team doctor Kevin Kaplan is normally busy right now, but he says this offseason is just […]

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New York Giants’ Head Team Physician Dr. Rodeo Awarded Prestigious Athletic Trainers Society of New Jersey 2020 Team Physician Award


Mar 24, 2020

(Trenton, NJ) – The NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) congratulates Scott Rodeo, MD, head team physician for the NFL’s New York Giants, on receiving the Athletic Trainers Society of New Jersey’s (ATSNJ) Dr. Timothy Hosea Team Physician Award. The award is given annually to one physician for excellence in care, research, volunteer/charitable efforts and dedication to […]

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Lions’ Team Orthopedic Physician and Medical Director Asheesh Bedi, M.D. Receives NFLPS’ Top Research Award


Mar 03, 2020

(Indianapolis, IN — March 4, 2019) – The NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) awarded the Arthur C. Rettig Award for Academic Excellence to Asheesh Bedi, M.D., Team Orthopedic Physician and Medical Director for the Detroit Lions. His research was presented at the NFLPS scientific meeting during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine in a presentation, “Blood Flow Restriction Training Does Not […]

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