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    Re: Looks like Heath Farwell has torn ACL

    "Prophet" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    On a sidenote, does anyone know how many and what types of medical staff are employed by the typical NFL team?
    Interesting question.

    Here is what we have......

    http://www.vikings.com/TeamFrontOffice.aspx

    Medical

    Dr. Joel Boyd Team Physician
    Professional BiographyThe newest member of the Vikings’ medical staff is Team Physician Dr. Joel Boyd, whose experience in the sports field has taken him around the world.


    Boyd serves as a Physician at TRIA Orthopedic Center in Bloomington and joins the Vikings for the 2007 season along with working in a similar role with the NHL’s Minnesota Wild.


    His experience with the United State Olympic Team took Boyd to the Nagano Games in 1998 while working with the men’s and women’s hockey teams. In past seasons Boyd has worked as a National Team Physician with USA Hockey in world championships in Switzerland, Sweden and Germany.


    Boyd holds and undergraduate degree from Bucknell and graduated from Temple University Medical School. He completed his orthopedic training at the Cleveland Clinic

    Foundation and fellowship training at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.


    Dr. Boyd and his wife, Cheryl, have 3 children, Kendall, Kyle and Kasey, and reside in Eden Prairie.


    Dr. Sheldon Burns Team Physician
    Professional BiographyDr. Sheldon Burns returns in 2007 for his 23rd season as a Vikings Team Physician. A doctor at Edina Family Physicians, Burns is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Practice, Emergency and Sports Medicine.


    Burns is also the Medical Director for the Minnesota Timber wolves of the National Basketball Association, Medical Director for the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA and the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League. He has served as team physician for a total of seven United States Olympic or World Championship teams, most recently for USA Basketball's gold medal winning entry at the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia, in September 2001. Burns also worked as a USA Olympics team physician in the Athens games. He has served as tournament physician for the Minnesota State High School League.


    Burns is a Clinical Professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School and is active in teaching sports medicine at the Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center and The Orthopedic Center. He was a deputy medical commissioner of the International Olympic Committee and has worked in six Olympic Games.


    A native of Grand Meadow, MN, and raised in Nisswa, MN, Burns received his undergraduate degree from Hamline University in St. Paul and earned his medical degree in 1974 from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Burns and his wife, Linda, who reside in Minneapolis, have two children, Alicen and Evan.


    No bio for these two.

    Dr. Chris Larson Team Physician
    Dr. David Olson Team Physician
    Thanks Marr.

    I wonder how many are paid as full-time employees.
    There must some physical therapists in the mix and maybe a 'head' nurse.
    Your question has struck a cord with me.
    Like last year with the kickers, I am on a soapbox with respect to all of the dings it appears we are having.

    I am gonna do some snoopin around to see what other teams carry in the medical regard and to see if I can dig up some background on the trainers.

    Might make a thread out of it if I can find the ammo I am looking for.
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    Re: Looks like Heath Farwell has torn ACL

    [size=13pt]Minnesota Vikings special-teams star Heath Farwell likely out for season[/size]

    By Don Seeholzer
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    Article Last Updated: 08/10/2008 12:36:12 AM CDT



    The Vikings had no update today on the condition of linebacker Heath Farwell, who suffered what is believed to be a season-ending knee injury in the first quarter of Friday night's 34-17 exhibition loss to Seattle....

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    Re: Looks like Heath Farwell has torn ACL

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    On a sidenote, does anyone know how many and what types of medical staff are employed by the typical NFL team?
    Interesting question.

    Here is what we have......

    http://www.vikings.com/TeamFrontOffice.aspx

    Medical

    Dr. Joel Boyd Team Physician
    Professional BiographyThe newest member of the Vikings’ medical staff is Team Physician Dr. Joel Boyd, whose experience in the sports field has taken him around the world.


    Boyd serves as a Physician at TRIA Orthopedic Center in Bloomington and joins the Vikings for the 2007 season along with working in a similar role with the NHL’s Minnesota Wild.


    His experience with the United State Olympic Team took Boyd to the Nagano Games in 1998 while working with the men’s and women’s hockey teams. In past seasons Boyd has worked as a National Team Physician with USA Hockey in world championships in Switzerland, Sweden and Germany.


    Boyd holds and undergraduate degree from Bucknell and graduated from Temple University Medical School. He completed his orthopedic training at the Cleveland Clinic

    Foundation and fellowship training at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.


    Dr. Boyd and his wife, Cheryl, have 3 children, Kendall, Kyle and Kasey, and reside in Eden Prairie.


    Dr. Sheldon Burns Team Physician
    Professional BiographyDr. Sheldon Burns returns in 2007 for his 23rd season as a Vikings Team Physician. A doctor at Edina Family Physicians, Burns is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Practice, Emergency and Sports Medicine.


    Burns is also the Medical Director for the Minnesota Timber wolves of the National Basketball Association, Medical Director for the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA and the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League. He has served as team physician for a total of seven United States Olympic or World Championship teams, most recently for USA Basketball's gold medal winning entry at the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia, in September 2001. Burns also worked as a USA Olympics team physician in the Athens games. He has served as tournament physician for the Minnesota State High School League.


    Burns is a Clinical Professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School and is active in teaching sports medicine at the Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center and The Orthopedic Center. He was a deputy medical commissioner of the International Olympic Committee and has worked in six Olympic Games.


    A native of Grand Meadow, MN, and raised in Nisswa, MN, Burns received his undergraduate degree from Hamline University in St. Paul and earned his medical degree in 1974 from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Burns and his wife, Linda, who reside in Minneapolis, have two children, Alicen and Evan.


    No bio for these two.

    Dr. Chris Larson Team Physician
    Dr. David Olson Team Physician
    Where's Eric Sugarman, the trainer?

    =Z=

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    Re: Looks like Heath Farwell has torn ACL

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    On a sidenote, does anyone know how many and what types of medical staff are employed by the typical NFL team?
    Interesting question.

    Here is what we have......

    http://www.vikings.com/TeamFrontOffice.aspx

    Medical

    Dr. Joel Boyd Team Physician
    Professional BiographyThe newest member of the Vikings’ medical staff is Team Physician Dr. Joel Boyd, whose experience in the sports field has taken him around the world.


    Boyd serves as a Physician at TRIA Orthopedic Center in Bloomington and joins the Vikings for the 2007 season along with working in a similar role with the NHL’s Minnesota Wild.


    His experience with the United State Olympic Team took Boyd to the Nagano Games in 1998 while working with the men’s and women’s hockey teams. In past seasons Boyd has worked as a National Team Physician with USA Hockey in world championships in Switzerland, Sweden and Germany.


    Boyd holds and undergraduate degree from Bucknell and graduated from Temple University Medical School. He completed his orthopedic training at the Cleveland Clinic

    Foundation and fellowship training at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.


    Dr. Boyd and his wife, Cheryl, have 3 children, Kendall, Kyle and Kasey, and reside in Eden Prairie.


    Dr. Sheldon Burns Team Physician
    Professional BiographyDr. Sheldon Burns returns in 2007 for his 23rd season as a Vikings Team Physician. A doctor at Edina Family Physicians, Burns is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Practice, Emergency and Sports Medicine.


    Burns is also the Medical Director for the Minnesota Timber wolves of the National Basketball Association, Medical Director for the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA and the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League. He has served as team physician for a total of seven United States Olympic or World Championship teams, most recently for USA Basketball's gold medal winning entry at the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia, in September 2001. Burns also worked as a USA Olympics team physician in the Athens games. He has served as tournament physician for the Minnesota State High School League.


    Burns is a Clinical Professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School and is active in teaching sports medicine at the Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center and The Orthopedic Center. He was a deputy medical commissioner of the International Olympic Committee and has worked in six Olympic Games.


    A native of Grand Meadow, MN, and raised in Nisswa, MN, Burns received his undergraduate degree from Hamline University in St. Paul and earned his medical degree in 1974 from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Burns and his wife, Linda, who reside in Minneapolis, have two children, Alicen and Evan.


    No bio for these two.

    Dr. Chris Larson Team Physician
    Dr. David Olson Team Physician
    Where's Eric Sugarman, the trainer?

    =Z=
    I left off all of the traininers but the link includes them.
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    Re: Looks like Heath Farwell has torn ACL

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    This sucks we needed him on special teams and he was also a good backup linebacker.
    This is a huge knock.
    Not as bad as losing someone like EJ or Greenway as far as LBs go, but he's a special-teams star.
    Don't forget, Heath had Pro Bowl buzz at Special Teams - the ONE position in the Pro Bowl to which I give some real respect.

    Farwell not only made key tackles, but I believe he was the "up" man on the punting team.
    And he was a sure tackler on the kickoff squad, as well.
    In a division with Devin Hester, that's a real concern.

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    Re: Looks like Heath Farwell has torn ACL

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    Where's Eric Sugarman, the trainer?
    I left off all of the traininers but the link includes them.
    Eric Sugarman is as important to the health of the Vikings players as anyone but the players themselves.
    If you're gonna climb up on some soapbox, then make sure you're carrying the right tools with ya - and don't pull a hammy!

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    Re: Looks like Heath Farwell has torn ACL

    [size=13pt]Farwell might be out for the season with torn ligament[/size]

    By JUDD ZULGAD and CHIP SCOGGINS, Star Tribune staff writers

    Last update: August 10, 2008 - 12:17 AM



    Although Vikings officials will wait until today to discuss the injury suffered by Heath Farwell in Friday's preseason opener against Seattle, it's believed the linebacker tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and likely will miss the season...


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    Re: Looks like Heath Farwell has torn ACL

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "whackthepack" wrote:
    This sucks we needed him on special teams and he was also a good backup linebacker.
    This is a huge knock.
    Not as bad as losing someone like EJ or Greenway as far as LBs go, but he's a special-teams star.
    Don't forget, Heath had Pro Bowl buzz at Special Teams - the ONE position in the Pro Bowl to which I give some real respect.

    Farwell not only made key tackles, but I believe he was the "up" man on the punting team.
    And he was a sure tackler on the kickoff squad, as well.
    In a division with Devin Hester, that's a real concern.

    =Z=
    It is bad, however, it can be negated a bit.

    Farwell had 25 (5 Solo) tackles last year and the closest guy would be Vinny with 11.


    My guess is they will roll Vinny into Heaths spot which should give him a bit more protection coming down the field which will elevate his numbers, probably to the area that Heath had.

    Question is, who do they stick in at Vinny's position?

    Erin, Same exact size not sure of his speed.
    Rufus, A bit smaller/faster.
    Seemed to tackle nice in the Seahawks game.
    Pope, A bit smaller.
    Has some extra years experience on the rookies.

    Long story short, Heath got the numbers cause he was the guy that was supposed to get the numbers. Believe it or not, ST's actually develop plays for that to happen.


    Again, a big blow, but one that can be overcome with little or no loss.
    ;D
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    Re: Looks like Heath Farwell has torn ACL

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "Zeus" wrote:
    "whackthepack" wrote:
    This sucks we needed him on special teams and he was also a good backup linebacker.
    This is a huge knock.
    Not as bad as losing someone like EJ or Greenway as far as LBs go, but he's a special-teams star.
    Don't forget, Heath had Pro Bowl buzz at Special Teams - the ONE position in the Pro Bowl to which I give some real respect.

    Farwell not only made key tackles, but I believe he was the "up" man on the punting team.
    And he was a sure tackler on the kickoff squad, as well.
    In a division with Devin Hester, that's a real concern.

    =Z=
    It is bad, however, it can be negated a bit.

    Farwell had 25 (5 Solo) tackles last year and the closest guy would be Vinny with 11.


    My guess is they will roll Vinny into Heaths spot which should give him a bit more protection coming down the field which will elevate his numbers, probably to the area that Heath had.

    Question is, who do they stick in at Vinny's position?

    Erin, Same exact size not sure of his speed.
    Rufus, A bit smaller/faster.
    Seemed to tackle nice in the Seahawks game.
    Pope, A bit smaller.
    Has some extra years experience on the rookies.

    Long story short, Heath got the numbers cause he was the guy that was supposed to get the numbers. Believe it or not, ST's actually develop plays for that to happen.


    Again, a big blow, but one that can be overcome with little or no loss.

    ;D
    You are very quick to dismiss - and I think you are wrong.

    There's a reason they signed him for $1.4million earlier this season.


    =Z=

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    Re: Looks like Heath Farwell has torn ACL

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "Zeus" wrote:
    "whackthepack" wrote:
    This sucks we needed him on special teams and he was also a good backup linebacker.
    This is a huge knock.
    Not as bad as losing someone like EJ or Greenway as far as LBs go, but he's a special-teams star.
    Don't forget, Heath had Pro Bowl buzz at Special Teams - the ONE position in the Pro Bowl to which I give some real respect.

    Farwell not only made key tackles, but I believe he was the "up" man on the punting team.
    And he was a sure tackler on the kickoff squad, as well.
    In a division with Devin Hester, that's a real concern.

    =Z=
    It is bad, however, it can be negated a bit.

    Farwell had 25 (5 Solo) tackles last year and the closest guy would be Vinny with 11.


    My guess is they will roll Vinny into Heaths spot which should give him a bit more protection coming down the field which will elevate his numbers, probably to the area that Heath had.

    Question is, who do they stick in at Vinny's position?

    Erin, Same exact size not sure of his speed.
    Rufus, A bit smaller/faster.
    Seemed to tackle nice in the Seahawks game.
    Pope, A bit smaller.
    Has some extra years experience on the rookies.

    Long story short, Heath got the numbers cause he was the guy that was supposed to get the numbers. Believe it or not, ST's actually develop plays for that to happen.


    Again, a big blow, but one that can be overcome with little or no loss.

    ;D
    You are very quick to dismiss - and I think you are wrong.

    There's a reason they signed him for $1.4million earlier this season.


    =Z=
    Negative my friend, I am far from dismissing this.
    He will be missed, however, my point is that someone will be plugged into his role. That someone will have the same blockers in front of him taking guys out allowing for him to make the play.


    Seriously, it isn't like he had a knack for getting down the field on his own and just tackled the ball carrier.
    Again, as I tried to point out above, they actually set up plays for certain people to get to the ball carrier.

    By the way, because he always made the play after those guys took out the other teams blockers, is why he got paid my friend.
    ;D

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