Football Injuries in the Final Rush of the Season

Dr. Carreira talks football injuries on ESPN radio

As the last few days of the NFL Football Season wind down, and with the playoffs in full swing, ESPN Radio 106.3, local to Miami Florida, has been asking Dr. Dominic Carreira about the hip, foot and ankle football injuries of the professional athletes featuring the big league games. Dr. Carreira has been checking in with ESPN Radio 106.3 on NFL game days.

Experienced Professional Sports Physician

Dr. Carreira has extensive experience in on-field coverage and management of sports injuries at the professional level, including football, baseball, soccer, and basketball. He has served as a team physician for the Miami Dolphins,  Colorado Rockies, Denver Broncos, Chicago White Sox and Chicago Blaze. He currently serves as an assistant Team Physician for the Miami Marlins.

Defining Football Injuries and Estimating Return to Play Times

When discussing the hip, foot and ankle injuries of the professional football players, Dr. Carreira has mostly focused on defining the football injuries and estimating return to play, including for players Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons, Devonte Adams and Eddie Lacey of the Green Bay Packers, and Odell Beckham of the New York Giants.

As Dr. Carreira noted a number of times over the course of his conversations on the radio, the most common injury for discussion has been ankle sprains, which occur commonly in many sports and are the most frequently sprained ligaments of the human body.

With the Super Bowl coming up on Sunday, February 5th, Dr. Carreira will be wrapping up his commentaries for the season. He’ll certainly miss the opportunity to chat sports with the hosts of NFL Sunday, Chris Kokell and Nolan Murphy. Yet don’t worry – Dr. Carreira will be back to discuss the latest sports injuries next season!

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