Emory Sports Medicine Clinic partners with Georgia Rugby Union

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Sept. 23, 2014

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The Emory/Georgia Rugby Union partnership was formed in early May 2014.

Emory Sports Medicine Clinic is now partnering with the Georgia Rugby Union to provide sports medicine treatment and sideline medical support for Georgia rugby players. The Emory medical team will provide top-notch athletic trainers, screenings, injury prevention support, and physician coverage for injuries.

"We are honored to offer our support and care to the Georgia rugby community,” says John Xerogeanes, MD, orthopaedic surgeon at Emory Sports Medicine Center and lead team physician. “Our medical staff is committed to providing quality and comprehensive care that will keep players healthy and able to continue in their sport successfully."

The Emory/Georgia Rugby Union partnership was formed in early May 2014. Union leadership and Emory's medical staff developed a structured plan for injury treatment and prevention that includes fast-track access to clinical appointments and sideline coverage complete with athletic trainers and physicians.

"We are excited to team up with Emory Sports Medicine.  Player safety is a major responsibility of all rugby clubs and Emory Sports Medicine will provide our clubs and athletes with affordable care they deserve. This partnership is another tool to help us continue to be one of the best rugby playing communities in the country," says Brian Auerbach, president of the Georgia Rugby Union.

The Emory Sports Medicine Clinic is a leader in advanced treatments for patients with orthopaedic and sports-related injuries. Through this partnership rugby players will have a range of access that also includes surgical sports medicine expertise to innovative therapy and rehabilitation.