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'Bloody sock' doc to speak in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — Former Red Sox surgeon Dr. Bill Morgan, who was responsible for suturing Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's ankle tendon allowing him to face the New York Yankees in the famous "bloody sock" game won by the Red Sox during their 2004 championship run, will give a talk on shoulder and elbow health for young athletes on April 9 at noon at Team Rehab, 933 East Columbus Ave. Titled "Prevention of Shoulder and Elbow Problems in the Skeletally Immature Athlete," the session will take place at Team Rehab, the region's newest rehab facility, which offers sports training, full rehabilitation services and fitness training. The talk is aimed at young athletes, their parents, coaches and athletic directors. Seating is limited and cost for the session is $35 for adults and $10 for youth under 18 who are accompanied by an adult. Registration is required and interested individuals should call Team Rehab at 301-6019 to make a reservation. Following Morgan's talk, he will be available for questions from attendees. This is to be the first in a series of lectures by Morgan on sports fitness aimed at athletes that will be held at Team Rehab. The former Red Sox team surgeon was awarded a World Series Championship ring following the 2004 season and worked on a number of other pitchers on the Red Sox during his three-year tenure as medical director for the Red Sox. His talk will focus on strategies for young athletes, particularly pitchers, to protect their arms from injury. Team Rehab is comprised of a highly credentialed group of medical professionals including physicians, nurses, physiatrists, physical therapists, sports physiologists and related medical practitioners. Bookmark and Share

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