Reducing lower extremity injuries

On December 5, NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills led a discussion on the league’s collaborative, research-driven approach to reducing lower extremity injuries. The conversation focused on strategies being deployed during the preseason acclimation period, cutting-edge research being conducted to improve field surfaces, and efforts of the NFL-NFLPA Joint Surfaces Committee.

Sills was joined by Dr. Mackenzie Herzog, injury surveillance and analytics epidemiology director, IQVIA; Andre’ Tucker, head athletic trainer, Chicago Bears; Nick Pappas, CSFM, field director, NFL; Dr. Meade Spratley, senior researcher, Biocore LLC.