BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 13, 2022 – The new United States Football League (USFL) today announced that Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center, with its reputation for excellence in sports medicine and orthopedic patient care, research, education, and prevention, has been named a league medical provider.
As a leader in the industry, Andrews Sports Medicine brings decades of experience to the league and will staff half of USFL clinic hours which offers players an opportunity to receive routine medical attention. Andrews Sports Medicine will provide doctors for four USFL teams, including sideline medical assistance at all USFL games those teams play. Andrews Sports Medicine also played a significant role in staffing and conducting preseason player physicals.
“Andrews Sports Medicine is one of the premier medical service providers in the country, and we’re fortunate to have their team support the health and well-being of our players,” said Edward Hartman, USFL Executive Vice President of Business Operations. “During our preseason physicals, the physicians and staff at Andrews Sports Medicine demonstrated that they truly care about their patients, so having our relationship cover in-season care makes perfect sense.”
“With the football world laser-focused on this week’s launch of the USFL season, we are thrilled to support the league with our team’s expertise in the field, as well as be part of something so exciting for our Birmingham community,” said Dr. Jeff Dugas, orthopedic surgeon & managing partner of Andrews Sports Medicine. “We are fully committed to going above and beyond in providing our sports medicine services to ensure the USFL’s inaugural season is a smashing success.” Dugas goes on to state, “During the last few weeks we have had the pleasure of getting to know the USFL’s leadership, coaches and players and we are honored to serve them as they live out their sports dreams right here in our great city of Birmingham, Alabama.”
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About Andrews Sports Medicine
Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center has built a worldwide reputation for excellence in sports medicine and orthopaedic patient care, innovation, research, education, and sports injury prevention. We couldn’t have done it without our dedicated doctors and staff, and the countless patients from across the United States and around the world who have trusted in our team of doctors to aggressively pursue victory over their injury. In collaboration with research and education partner, the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI), our practice strongly emphasizes improving the understanding, prevention, and treatment of sports-related injuries. For more information, visit AndrewsSportsMedicine.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
About the USFL
The United States Football League (USFL) is a new, independent football league that is not affiliated with the defunct 1980s league or its owners. The inaugural USFL season will kick off April 16 with eight teams split into two divisions: the Birmingham Stallions, Houston Gamblers, New Orleans Breakers, and Tampa Bay Bandits in the South Division; and the Michigan Panthers, Pittsburgh Maulers, New Jersey Generals, and Philadelphia Stars in the North Division. Each team will play a 10-game regular-season in Birmingham. Playoff semifinals begin in Canton on June 25 between the top two teams in each division and a championship game on July 3 between division winners. The USFL completed its inaugural Draft on March 10 and players reported to Birmingham training camps on March 22. At the conclusion of training camps, each USFL team will carry a 38-man active roster plus a seven-man practice squad. Players will receive base compensation and are eligible for victory bonuses. NBC Sports and FOX Sports are the League’s official media partners and will broadcast all 43 regular- and postseason games on FOX, FS1, NBC, USA, or Peacock networks. Brian Woods is President of Football Operations, and former Dallas Cowboys standout and long-time NFL on FOX game analyst Daryl Johnston is Executive Vice President of Football Operations. Former NFL Vice President of Officiating and FOX Sports’ NFL and college football rules analyst Mike Pereira is Head of Officiating, and FOX Sports’ Edward Hartman is Executive Vice President of Business Operations. For more information, visit theUSFL.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.