Jene Bramel started a new blog to discuss football injuries. This will be a must-follow. As you may know, Jene contributes here (check out the Quinton Coples series, if you haven’t).
Originally posted on Second Opinion:
I started writing about football injuries a few years ago at Footballguys.com. What began as a rare post on our message board or opinion added to a Footballguys breaking news blast grew into a regular in-season column titled Second Opinion.
In my Footballguys column, I combine my experience as a doctor, team physician and football writer to help fans understand injuries and how they might affect a player’s future and his team’s depth chart. I’ll be doing the same with this blog, with more frequent, year-round posts. I’m also hoping to do some interviews as the blog grows.
I am a pediatrician with emergency department, urgent care and primary care experience. I also assist a certified athletic trainer and provide sideline coverage as a team physician for a high school football team. I regularly see sports-related injuries and concussions, evaluate x-rays, diagnose and make treatment plans, refer to specialists and talk to players and their families. I have performed many of the same exams you see NFL teams doing on the field and sideline and often observe and evaluate our players for concussion during games.