Our Sports Central—April 4, 2013 The New York Lizards announced today that Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City has been designated the team's official hospital. The new partnership provides the New York Lizards with access to one of the world's leading centers for orthopedics and sports medicine. With this new partnership the New York Lizards have officially named HSS physician William J. Briner, Jr., M.D., as their team physician.
"We are very excited to have Hospital for Special Surgery partner with us to provide expert care to the New York Lizards - HSS represents the best in their field, something the Lizards strive for as well," said Jeffrey Rudnick, Lizards CEO. "Dr. Briner, along with the amazing physicians and staff at HSS, has a long history of treating professional athletes and this partnership reinforces our commitment to player health."
"Lacrosse is not only the fastest-growing sport in the country it is also a fast-paced game," said Dr. Briner, who is primarily stationed at HSS's Long Island Physicians Office in Uniondale. "Hospital for Special Surgery is committed to providing the New York Lizards with quality care to help maintain a healthy team and provide a safe return to the game if injuries occur."
Dr. Briner, a primary care sports medicine physician at HSS, specializing in the treatment of orthopedic injuries in professional, elite and amateur athletes. In addition to serving as team physician for the New York Lizards, Dr. Briner is also head team physician for the US National Volleyball Teams and chairs the Sports Medicine and Performance Commission for USA Volleyball. He has experience working with the WNBA Chicago Sky, U.S. National Soccer Teams and high school and collegiate athletics.
Hospital for Special Surgery is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation - ranked No. 1 in orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report - and has a longstanding connection to world-class athletes. For years, HSS doctors have served Olympic athletes and hopefuls as the team physicians for USA Swimming, US Volleyball, and US Rowing. HSS is the Official Hospital of the New York Giants, New York Knicks, New York Liberty, New York Mets, New York Red Bulls, The PGA of America, and New York Road Runners for the ING New York City Marathon. Our doctors and physical therapists also work closely with the Association of Tennis Professionals, among many other athletic organizations.
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