Cleveland Browns: Browns Head Team Physician Dr. James Voos Receives NFLPS’ Top Research Award

Mar 09, 2023

Browns head team physician Dr. James Voos has earned a special award of league-wide recognition for groundbreaking research that could reshape how athletes and doctors treat ACL injuries. Voos, who has been with the Browns since 2014, was given the NFL Physicians Society’s Arthur C. Rettig Award for Academic Excellence during the NFLPS Scientific Meeting at the 2023 NFL Combine for his research project, ‘Return to Play Assessment After ACL Reconstruction Using Wearable Technology,’ which he presented during the meeting. The prestigious award is given annually to an NFL team physician for academic excellence in research in advancing the health and safety of players in the NFL. “I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Voos, his immediate staff and the entire staff at University Hospitals along with our staff internally from medical to performance to nutrition — everyone who affects our players,” said Joe Sheehan, Browns Senior Vice President of Player Health & Development. ‘It’s really rewarding to be part of a group that is involved in groundbreaking research, and it’s even more rewarding to see the benefits that it provides our players — one as a person, and two as a performer.’ Voos’ research focused on how the body utilizes oxygen following ACL reconstruction surgery. The data was compiled via sensors attached to the knee, a process that will likely become more common as researchers and doctors explore ways to create better recovery plans for patients who received the surgery.

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