It’s hot outside and the NFL is taking notice. With every team in the midst of training camp and temperatures rising throughout the country, the league is taking extra precautions to protect players from heat-related illnesses. The NFL distributed a video, produced by the University of Connecticut’s Korey Stringer Institute, providing instruction to all clubs […]
The Athletic: Panthers team physician Pat Connor has performed crucial surgeries. But one repair in his career stands out.
A quarterback’s livelihood depends on his arm, and not many people know that better than Carolina Panthers head physician Pat Connor. Connor, who has roved the sidelines at every training camp practice, preseason and regular season Panthers game for over two decades, has performed three career-defining surgeries on two franchise quarterbacks: Jake Delhomme and Cam […]
On April 13, 2016, Kobe Bryant showcased his signature “Mamba Mentality” one last time on the court. The longtime Lakers guard—a championed scorer and notorious competitor—was taking his Utah Jazz defenders to task, shouldering into the lane for a contested running on one possession, then crossing into a deep three-pointer on the next. Bryant’s attack, […]
The NFL has asked teams to eliminate some high-impact drills — including the iconic Oklahoma drill — from training camp practices as part of the league’s ongoing effort to reduce concussions. The league acknowledged the request Tuesday during its spring meeting in Key Biscayne, Florida. The recommendation came in response to data that showed a […]
NY Sports Journalism: NFL-NFLPA Make Major Moves ‘To Protect The Health, Safety, Wellness’ Of Players
May 20, 2019: The NFL and NFL Players Association have unveiled two joint agreements that are intended to “support further resources directed to address pain management and behavioral health.” In one, the NFL and NFLPA said they would work together to “address the challenges of pain management for our current players and work to advance […]
NFLPS President Leigh Ann Curl, M.D. Inducted into Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame
April 15, 2019 (Pittsburgh, PA) — Leigh Ann Curl, M.D., head team orthopedic surgeon for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens and President of the NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) was inducted into the Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame this past weekend for her successful athletic career in basketball and softball. Each year, the […]
Dr. Leigh Ann Curl is the Chief of Orthopaedics at MedStar Harbor Hospital. As part of the MedStar Sports Medicine team, Dr. Curl is the head orthopaedic surgeon for the Baltimore Ravens. She has been with the Ravens since 1998.In March 2018, she was elected President of the NFL Physicians Society. As president, Dr. Curl will help provide direction and support for the physicians and athletic trainers to ensure athletes receive the highest standard of medical and surgical care.
March 8, 2019 — Bryan T. Kelly, MD, who serves as a team physician for the National Football League’s New York Giants, and member of the NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS), was named Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director of Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the world’s largest academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. He will take the position in June. […]
(Indianapolis, IN — March 4, 2019) – The NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) awarded the Arthur C. Rettig Award for Academic Excellence to Dr. James P. Bradley, Head Team Orthopedic Surgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers. His research was presented at the NFLPS scientific meeting during the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine in a presentation, “Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Shortens Return to […]
NFL Physicians Society Applauds Burns for Receiving the Jerry “Hawk” Rhea Award (Indianapolis, IN — February 28, 2019) – The NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) applauds Dr. Sheldon Burns, M.D. for being presented with the prestigious Jerry “Hawk” Rhea Award. Burns was recognized as outstanding NFL team physician by the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) at the NFLPS Annual Scientific Meeting […]