Redskins’ Dr. Anthony Casolaro Named NFLPS President


Feb 28, 2020

(Indianapolis, IN — February 28, 2020) – Today, M. Anthony Casolaro, M.D., co-Head Team Physician for the Washington Redskins, was unanimously elected President of the NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS). “It is a great honor to be elected President of the NFLPS, and I am looking forward to the opportunity to lead this prestigious organization dedicated to […]

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Panthers’ Robert A. Heyer, M.D. Named Outstanding NFL Team Physician of the Year


Feb 27, 2020

Panthers’ Robert A. Heyer, M.D. Named Outstanding NFL Team Physician of the Year NFL Physicians Society Applauds Heyer for Receiving the Jerry “Hawk” Rhea Award (Indianapolis, IN — February 26, 2020) – The NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) applauds Dr. Robert A. Heyer, M.D. for being presented with the prestigious Jerry “Hawk” Rhea Award. Heyer was recognized as outstanding NFL team […]

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Bengals’ Paul Sparling Named Outstanding NFL Athletic Trainer of the Year


Feb 27, 2020

NFL Physicians Society Honors Paul Sparling with Esteemed Fain-Cain Award (Indianapolis, IN —  February 26, 2020) – The NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) hosted an awards ceremony at its annual General Medical & Scientific Meeting during the NFL Scouting Combine where it honored Paul Sparling of the Cincinnati Bengals with the Fain-Cain Memorial Award for Outstanding NFL Athletic Trainer of the Year. “Paul is a […]

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NFL.com: NFL releases video on heat stroke prevention, treatment


Aug 02, 2019

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 […]

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The Athletic: Panthers team physician Pat Connor has performed crucial surgeries. But one repair in his career stands out.


Jul 22, 2019

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 […]

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MD Magazine: Going The Distance: The Impact of Sports Medicine on Primary Care


Jun 25, 2019

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, […]

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ESPN: NFL asks teams to stop Oklahoma drill, others


May 22, 2019

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 […]

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