The many hurdles that college football teams must endure to play in 2020May 27, 20201 min read
Dr. Greg Stewart, sports medicine expert, director and the W. Kennon McWilliams Professor in Sports Medicine at Tulane University, is the newly-appointed chairman for the American Athletic Conference's newly formed COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group. Dr. Stewart is available to speak about the necessary daily steps that must be taken to ensure the health and safety of college football players, coaches and staff if the game is to return and continue this fall and what a stadium might look like on gameday.
“The health of the student-athletes, coaches and support staff are our top priority in planning for a football season around the COVID-19 pandemic. The average football program consists of close to 150 players and personnel for practices, travel and games and our goal is to try and create a very insulated bubble for this group for as much as we can. We have analyzed every dynamic of the program from the locker room, to travel, workouts, meetings and meals in an effort to handle the prevention and spread of this virus. However, we will have safety protocols in place should we receive a positive test. Overall, this is going to take a group effort from everyone involved.”
Greg Stewart, MD W. Kennon McWilliams Professor of Sports Medicine; Chief, Section of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Stewart specializes in non-operative sports medicine, physical medicine and rehab and age-related research of former NFL players.