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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David Chao, MD: Scary Baseball Collision Should Have Good Outcome

Who says baseball is a non-contact sport? Don’t tell that to Jose Abreu and Hunter Dozier today. Both left the game after a collision that would make the highlights of old school NFL “you got jacked” videos. Fortunately, both players got up and walked (with assistance) off the diamond. Of course both exited the game. By More

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ProFootballDoc: Two Top NFL Draft Picks That May Fall Due to Medical

In this unusual year without a formal Combine, medical information is at a premium.  We explained two months ago that the medical evaluation process would be different this year.  ProFootballDoc’s video NFL Draft analysis:Mac Jones / Trevor Lawrence / Justin Fields / Zach Wilson Two top players slated to be first round picks may slide More

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David Chao, MD: Gruesome UFC Injury But Outlook Good

Chris Weidman broke his leg as he kicked his opponent in UFC 261. He suffered a clear tibia and fibula fracture creating a new “hinged joint” between his knee and ankle. Don’t watch the video if you’re faint of heart and certainly don’t watch what happens at the end when Weidman tries to stand on More

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ProFootballDoc: The Pandemic Is Real But The NFL Excuses Are Not

The explanations for the latest NFL and NFLPA actions just don’t hold water. I would prefer the league come out and say that they want to find a way to have everyone vaccinated and the players to just say we liked last season’s virtual offseason program. Instead, each side uses COVID-related safety precautions to justify More

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