PRLog - Nov. 19, 2012 - ALBANY, N.Y. -- Albany, NY – Hamish Kerr, M.D., Sports Medicine Specialist and Primary Care Physician at Capital Region Orthopaedics, was named chair of the USA Rugby Medical and Safety Committee. The Committee was created by USA Rugby as a resource to help ensure awareness of national and international sports medicine issues, particularly as they relate to rugby and other Olympic sports.
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Rugby will officially become an Olympic sport in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Having had experience playing rugby in high school and as a medical student at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, Dr. Kerr is recognized internationally as an expert in rugby-related injuries. “Rugby is an exciting sport that’s fun to watch due to its fast pace and high intensity, but that’s also what makes it a challenge to look after these players,” says Dr. Kerr. “Rugby sees more traumas than other sports due to these same reasons.”
Dr. Hamish Kerr, who works at the Albany location at Capital Region Orthopaedic Group, will bring his international experience to the table. “I have worked with many of the world’s rugby team physicians and have developed knowledge of the sports medicine literature as it pertains to rugby,” he says.
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