Indianapolis – November 30, 2014 – Methodist Sports Medicine (MSM) orthopedic surgeon Thomas Klootwyk, M.D. has an unplanned trip added to an already busy travel itinerary. The long-time team physician at Indiana State University is heading to Chattanooga for the Sycamores’ NCAA FCS playoff game against the 8th ranked Mocs on Saturday December 6th. Dr. Klootwyk along with  fellow MSM orthopedic surgeons Lance Rettig, M.D. and Jonathan Smerek, M.D. have provided sports medicine care throughout what has turned into an historic season for ISU.

The “Trees” earned their first FCS playoff victory since 1983 with a come-from-beind victory over Eastern Kentucky on November 29th. After trailing 16 to nothing, Indiana State put 36 unanswered points on the scoreboard in a 36-16 road victory. The win for ISU improved their overall season record to 8-5, and gives the Sycamores their first eight win season in the program’s Missouri Valley Football Conference era.

Dr. Klootwyk, is part of the MSM team which has provided care for ISU athletes for over 20 years and is also a team physician for the Indianapolis Colts and Fishers High School.  He is pleased to see the emergence of the Sycamores program and the extra travel. “These players and coaches have worked extremely hard to keep their season going despite competing in a very difficult conference,” Dr. Klootwyk said. “This is an exciting time for ISU as they are among several Missouri Valley teams still alive in the final 16.”

Kickoff for Sycamore’s game at Chattanooga on December 6th, is set for 1:00pm EST.


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