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Dec 8, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87), accompanied by Dr. Thomas Gill, is carted off the field after being injured during the third quarter of New England

New England Patriots Move On From Team Doctor Thomas Gill


Dec 8, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87), accompanied by Dr. Thomas Gill, is carted off the field after being injured during the third quarter of New England

Yesterday it was announced that the New England Patriots and Dr. Thomas Gill, their team doctor, had decided to part ways. The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin has the story:

The Patriots announced Thursday that they have parted with longtime medical director Thomas Gill after he stepped down from his post as chief of sports medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

The team said in a statement that Gill will focus on his private practice, and will be replaced by Dr. Matt Provencher as the chief of sports medicine and the Patriots’ medical director, as part of the team’s relationship with MGH.

Gill was involved in a few “controversies” while he was in New England, with the most prominent one being the surgery performed on Rob Gronkowski’s arm.

Here is the full statement released by the team:

“We greatly appreciate the many years of dedicated service and innovation that Dr. Gill provided our team and wish him well in the future. We will continue to work with MGH Sports Medicine to provide our medical services and look forward to receiving the level of care and expertise that MGH has been providing the New England Patriots since our team’s inception.”

 

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