David Chao, MD AKA Pro Football Doc

David Chao, MD -- known digitally as Pro Football Doc -- is an expert contributor for Outkick. Chao spent 17 seasons as the team doctor for the San Diego Chargers (1997-2013) and is part of the medical team at OASIS in San Diego where he treats and specializes in orthopedic sports injuries, working with high-profile professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, and MLB.

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ProFootballDoc: Healthier Team Has The Advantages For TNF
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Dr. David Chao

ProFootballDoc: Healthier Team Has The Advantages For TNF

The record still stands at 9-5-1 for the five weekly picks as we don’t count the Monday Night Football under projections. Using injury analysis the two year record is 60% against the spread. It is not just about the team SIC score for health but the directional health of the team. For example, in Week More

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ProFootballDoc: NFL Week 3 Actionable Health Issues
Analysis
Dr. David Chao

ProFootballDoc: NFL Week 3 Actionable Health Issues

Too bad we don’t count Thursday’s analysis https://www.outkick.com/profootballdoc-another-thursday-division-rivalry-game/ or we would have a 11-3 record. Using injury analysis the PIT vs CLE division rivalry did hit the over in the total, Diontae Johnson yards, Najee Harris yards and Nick Chubb yards. The 7-3 record https://www.outkick.com/profootballdoc-injury-analysis-for-monday-night-nfl-double-header/ is still quite respectable and let’s see if we can More

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ProFootballDoc: Another Thursday Division Rivalry Game
Analysis
Dr. David Chao

ProFootballDoc: Another Thursday Division Rivalry Game

The Steelers visit the Browns in an AFC North battle tonight and here is the injury analysis. To date the five health-based picks against the spread each Sunday AM have resulted in a 7-3 record which is slightly ahead of the two year historical 60% average. Here is the bonus analysis including potential prop plays More

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ProFootballDoc: More Bad News for Titans and Taylor Lewan
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Dr. David Chao

ProFootballDoc: More Bad News for Titans and Taylor Lewan

Tennessee lost more than the Monday night game against the Bills, which dropped their record to 0-2. ProBowl left tackle Taylor Lewan left on the first offensive play with a knee injury. By video analysis from the doctors at Sports Injury Central, Lewan appears to have hyperextend his right knee before it shifts and gives More

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ProFootballDoc: Scary Scene But Bills Defender Should Be OK
Analysis
Dr. David Chao

ProFootballDoc: Scary Scene But Bills Defender Should Be OK

In Monday night’s double header opener, an ambulance was called onto the field to deal with Buffalo defender Dane Jackson. Although this is a worrisome scene, there is hope the Bills cornerback will be alright. He was taken off in a cervical collar and spine board, but was reported to be moving his extremities. Jackson More

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