18 days until the first Training Camp practice, folks!
In the meantime, the big news that we have to bring you today, the Minnesota Vikings have hired a group of new team doctors. The news comes from our friend Tom Pelissero at USA Today.
#Vikings have finalized deal to make Dr. Chris Larson head team physician. One of nation’s leading hip surgeons. Previously w/ team 2007-11.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 8, 2015
Larson is associated with Twin Cities Orthopedics, as are a couple of the new specialists that the team has hired.
#Vikings also hiring Drs. Chris Coetzee and Greg Lervick. Theme: specialists. Larson hip/knee. Coetzee foot/ankle. Lervick shoulder/elbow.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 8, 2015
The team was, originally, working with the folks from Tria Orthopedic Center, and a couple of their folks will be staying on the staff.
New docs are w/ Twin Cities Orthopedics. Drs. Joel Boyd/Gary Fetzer of Tria are out. Drs. Sheldon Burns/David Olson stay as team physicians.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 8, 2015
In other health-related news, Certified Athletic Trainer Eric Sugarman™ will remain on the team and continue to work his special brand of magic on injured Minnesota Vikings players.
The off-season, ladies and gentlemen. . .thank goodness it's coming to a close.