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I am a pediatrician with over ten years of emergency department, urgent care and primary care experience. I also assist a certified athletic trainer and provide sideline coverage as a team physician for local high school football teams. I regularly see sports-related injuries and concussions, evaluate x-rays, diagnose and make treatment plans, refer to specialists and talk to players and their families. I have performed many of the same exams you see NFL teams doing on the field and sideline and often observe and evaluate players for concussion during games.

In addition to covering injuries, I write a regular column at Footballguys on defensive football (Reading the Defense) and provide injury commentary on The Audible: Live on Thursday nights (also available for download on iTunes). I also contribute to Matt Waldmanís Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog and the NY Times Fifth Down Blog.

And Iím extremely lucky to have an amazing wife and two grade-school age boys who indulge my writing obsession. I canít thank them enough for their encouragement and support.

Discussion and suggestions are always welcome. You can follow me on Twitter @JeneBramel or reach me by email at bramel@footballguys.com.