The Professional Team Physician's Role in Keeping the 'Bubble' From Bursting

AS PROFESSIONAL SPORTS came to a grinding halt in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many wondered just how each sport could and would safely return, and when. We're now many months into this "unprecedented time" in our nation's history – with an enigmatic virus that appears to be here to stay. But professional sports are returning – including soccer, basketball, hockey, baseball and football – just without the lively and energetic, packed stadiums and arenas we're so accustomed to seeing.

Like it or not, the temporary pause on sold-out arenas and stadiums is a necessary public health measure during a pandemic. But what about the measures put in place for professional athletes and team staff members? How is their health being prioritized and protected?

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