Minnesota Vikings Make Changes To The Team’s Medical Staff
By Adam Carlson
With all the changes that have been made to the Minnesota Vikings over the last couple years, the changing of the medical staff is one that has gone under the radar.
According to a tweet from USA Today’s Tom Pelissero, the Vikings former medial service was through a group called Tria. Now, that contract has expired and the Vikings have chosen to go a different direction with the health care of their players.
Here is Pelissero’s post on Twitter:
Dec 8, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes (29) is helped to his feet by medical staff following an apparent injury sustained against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports
The new lead physician for the team will be Dr. Chris Larson. He is no stranger to the team as he served on the medical staff from 2007 until 2011 before becoming associated with Twin Cities Orthopedics. He was part of the group that performed the physicals for players attending minicamp and OTAs.
Larson is also known for his specialty when it comes to hips and knees, which are common injuries in the NFL. In fact, Larson has worked with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in the past.
Joining Dr. Chris Larson on the medical staff will be Dr. Sheldon Burns and Dr. David Olson. Burns and Olson were both part of the Minnesota Vikings medical staff prior to this season.
Hopefully, the Vikings won’t need to test the limits of these team physicians and things will go much more smoothly than they did during the 2014. Then again, this is the NFL…so anything can happen.
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