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: Early Injury Keys to Super Bowl LV

Tom Brady versus Patrick Mahomes. The Old Guard GOAT against the New Guard top talent. That will be the focus of the media leading up to Super Bowl LV in Tampa. The Bucs will be the first team ever to play in the big game in their home stadium, and they will practice in their

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ProFootballDoc: How Will Injuries Impact NFL Conference Championships?

We said unequivocally early this week that Patrick Mahomes would be properly cleared ahead of Sunday’s game, but that occurred even more quickly than we expected. Whether Mahomes had a concussion has still not been announced, but the circumstantial evidence indicates he likely did not. Mahomes was initially listed as full practice on Wednesday, and he took

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The Real Life Philip Rivers

As Philip Rivers retires, I do not want to talk football accolades or debate his Hall of Fame credentials. I’d rather describe the real person that he is and how special he is behind the scenes. As the head team physician, I was lucky enough to be present in the 2004 draft room when the

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