Vikings to help provide athletic trainers for local high school teams

Tuesday August 26th, 2014

The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday that they are working with the NFL and TRIA Orthopaedic Center to provide athletic trainers for the football teams of Minneapolis and St. Paul public high schools.

The Vikings and the NFL are providing $50,000 to fund the initiative. Physicians from TRIA will cover camps, practices and games.

“The health and safety of players at all levels of the game is a priority of the NFL and the Minnesota Vikings,” said Vikings Executive Vice President of Public Affairs Lester Bagley. “We are proud to be one of the first NFL teams to make this commitment and we look forward to expanding this role in the future.”

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The physicians will also conduct tests related to concussion management and offer programs for ACL injury prevention.

The Vikings and the Chicago Bears are the first two teams to use the program.

- Chris Johnson 

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