May 23rd, 2019 | by CollegeAD

The University of Maryland will hire a new head team physician to work with its student-athletes through the school’s heath center and outside the athletic department, athletic director Damon Evans announced Thursday. That physician will oversee all of the school’s sports teams. The university will conduct a national search that could take up to “several months,” according to Evans. The hiring of a head team physician who will answer to the university’s vice president for student affairs and ultimately to the university’s president was the last of the 20 recommendations made by Rod Walters, a former college athletic trainer who conducted an independent review of medical protocol involving athletes after the death of football player Jordan McNair last June. -Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun. Read More.

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