NFLPS Congratulates Bryan T. Kelly, M.D. on Appointment as HSS’s Surgeon-in-Chief, Medical Director


Mar 11, 2019

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. […]

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Steelers’ Head Team Orthopedic Surgeon James P. Bradley, M.D. Receives NFLPS’ Top Research Award


Mar 04, 2019

 (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 […]

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Vikings’ Sheldon Burns, M.D. Named Outstanding NFL Team Physician of the Year


Feb 28, 2019

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 […]

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Patriots’ Jim Whalen Named Outstanding NFL Athletic Trainer of the Year


Feb 28, 2019

NFL Physicians Society Honors Jim Whalen with Esteemed Fain-Cain Award (Indianpolis, IN —  February 28, 2019) – The NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) hosted an awards ceremony at its annual General Medical & Scientific Meeting during the NFL Scouting Combine where it honoredJim Whalen of the New England Patriots with the Fain-Cain Memorial Award for Outstanding NFL Athletic Trainer of the Year.   “Jim is […]

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Former NFLPS President Matthew J. Matava, MD To Be Inducted into MO Sports Hall of Fame


Nov 02, 2018

The NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) congratulates Dr. Matthew Matava, M.D., former president of the NFLPS, for being recognized at the prestigious Enshrinement Ceremony at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on November 4, 2018. Dr. Matava will be inducted for his accomplishments in sports medicine, primarily for his nearly 20 years of service as previous […]

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Football Morning in America: The Houston Texans’ Most Important Defender


Oct 30, 2018

HOUSTON – David Quessenberry thought he was sick, feeling “something was off.” It was June 6, 2014, during Quessenberry’s second minicamp with the Texans, who made him a sixth-round choice in 2013. Texans head athletic trainer Geoff Kaplan sent Quessenberry to see Dr. James Muntz, the team’s internist. Muntz listened to Quessenberry’s lungs and heard […]

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ESPN: Behind-the-scenes look at the NFL game-day concussion protocol


Oct 12, 2018

In recent years, the term “concussion protocol” has become such a part of the NFL lexicon that everyone refers to it — from players to coaches to those of us who cover the league to all the fans who watch. But how many of us could actually describe the different elements of the protocol? Or […]

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SportTechie: NFL Safety Tech, Part Four: The Future of Impact and Concussion Monitoring


Sep 11, 2018

By Joe Lemire September 7, 2018 This four-part series examines the NFL’s $60 million investment in the Engineering Roadmap to develop research and technology to make football safer. Part one discusses the data behind the controversial helmet rule. Part two outlines the engineering work supporting the roadmap. Part three discusses the crowdsourcing of innovative solutions. This part looks at the future of […]

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