Indianapolis, Ind. – February 17, 2015 – As top college football prospects gather in Indianapolis for evaluation at the National Football Scouting Combine, physicians from Methodist Sports Medicine will play a leading role, hosting and participating with associated physicians and medical professionals at the NFL Physicians Society Annual Scientific Symposium and Meeting, February 18-19.
The events which are not open to the public, take place as dozens of NFL hopefuls begin arriving at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Scientific Session features leading team physicians from around the NFL who present on topics specific to injuries and outcomes of elite athletes. Arthur C. Rettig, M.D., founding partner of Methodist Sports Medicine and lead team physician of the Indianapolis Colts, will open the Thursday session by welcoming participants to the Marriott Downtown Indianapolis.
David Porter, M.D. of Methodist Sports Medicine and orthopedic consultant with the Colts will present, Open Treatment of Achilles Tendon Ruptures in the NFL and Elite Athletes, during the Thursday evening session.
Methodist Sports Medicine physicians, athletic trainers, and physical therapists will also take part in the week-long showcase where college football players perform physical and mental tests. Lucas Oil Stadium is home for NFL coaches, general managers, and scouts preparing for the NFL Draft. When Indianapolis became the permanent location of National Football Scouting Combine in 1987, Dr. Rettig and Methodist Sports Medicine were instrumental in introducing and organizing the National Football League Physicians Society meetings to coincide.