As medical professionals, athletic trainers can make a critical difference at the moment an injury happens.
“An NFL athletic trainer plays a very big responsibility in keeping our players safe,” says Minnesota Vikings Vice President of Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer Eric Sugarman.
It’s all he can do for now, and he knows even that goes away next Monday. That’s when orthopedic surgeon Dr. Chris Larson will shave down his left pelvic bone, sew up the hip labrum and search for evidence of a microfracture that would help explain the persistent pain that has nagged him since May.
Twin Cities Orthopedics physician Christopher Larson, MD, was in familiar territory Tuesday night at US Bank Stadium, but this time Dr. Larson, a team physician for the Minnesota Vikings, was watching a different kind of football. International club soccer teams Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League and AC Milan of the Italian League Serie A met in an International Champions Cup game, and Dr. Larson was happy to help.
Dr. Chris Larson repairs knee of Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson: 4 things to know
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had a torn meniscus in his knee surgically repaired by Chris Larson, MD, of Twin City Orthopedics
Wild defenseman Marco Scandella had arthroscopic hip surgery on Tuesday, the team announced, saying that he is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for next season.
Matt Kalil had labrum tear repaired in right hip, Vikings report
Matt Kalil was placed on injured reserve Wednesday after playing through the injury for two games after he hobbled off the practice field in August.
Some Vikings players don’t want to believe Adrian Peterson will be out for an extended period.
The running back had surgery Thursday to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee suffered last Sunday against Green Bay. While the Vikings did not give a timetable for how long Peterson will be sidelined, doctors who have performed similar surgeries on pro athletes have speculated it will be at least three to four months.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill forward Cameron Johnson had an arthroscopic hip procedure Monday in Minnesota, the school announced Wednesday.
FARGO—Maybe it was all those swings with Will Holmgren's right leg when he was playing soccer growing up. Or maybe it was the leg swings as the kicker for the Wayzata High School football team in the Twin Cities.
It's safe to say that Nathan Brinker is not an aficionado of over-priced athletic shoes.
St. John's head coach Gary Fasching noted that Brinker's football shoes during his freshman year with the Johnnies had been purchased at Savers thrift store, not exactly one of your higher-end retailers for shoes.