Nashville’s Dr. Burton Elrod attending 2015 NFL Combine

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February 17th -23rd the NFL will hold its 2015 scouting combine in Indianapolis.

Dr. Burton Elrod - Nashville Orthopedic Surgeon

The combine is a chance to meet some of the nation’s best athletes, which is an amazing opportunity; however it is also very intense because you have to determine the physical health and history in detail of these players...

This invitation only event will showcase the physical skills such as speed, agility, and strength of over 300 of this year’s top NFL draft hopefuls. In addition to the physical events such as the 40 yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, and 3 cone drill, each athlete will have a medical and orthopedic physical. The physical is a crucial part of this event. NFL team doctors from all 32 teams will work in groups to provide medical and orthopedic physicals to each of the attending athletes.

Nashville’s Burton Elrod MD, team physician to the Tennessee Titans will once again be attending this year’s combine along with other Nashville orthopedic surgeons Jeffrey Willers MD, the foot and ankle consultant for the Titans as well as Thomas Dovan MD and Colin Crosby MD.

“The combine is a chance to meet some of the nation’s best athletes, which is an amazing opportunity; however it is also very intense because you have to determine the physical health and history in detail of these players and you are seeing 350 players in 4 days. There is so much on the line as these are potential candidates for the Titans and the NFL draft", says Dr. Elrod.

In addition to examining the draft hopefuls the NFL scouting combine is also the time that NFL physicians meet with each other and share medical and sports medicine knowledge with one another.

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