UofL Health Selected as Sports Medicine Partner for Louisville’s Professional Soccer Teams

UofL Health, Louisville City FC and Racing Louisville FC Join Forces to Revolutionize Sports Medicine: A Partnership that Combines Cutting-Edge Technology with Community Impact

The partnership between UofL Health doctors, Louisville City FC and Racing Louisville FC was announced at Cardinal Station medical center. Through this collaboration, UofL Health physicians will now oversee the medical care of the teams. Brett Hayes, vice president of UofL Health’s Sports Medicine Institute, stated that their team will be present on the sidelines during home games to address any emergencies or medical needs that may arise.

The partnership will provide players with a wide range of services and cutting-edge sports medicine. During the announcement, an example showcased was a special platform utilizing motion capture technology to assess the movement of athletes. This collaboration will also benefit UofL Health as they will be able to utilize the research gathered while working with the players to enhance treatments for all patients in the future.

Beverly Yanez, head coach of Racing Louisville, expressed gratitude and excitement for the partnership, highlighting the privilege of having dedicated and knowledgeable individuals caring for the teams. With this new collaboration, soccer fans can anticipate seeing UofL Health’s name more prominently displayed at Lynn Family Stadium. Additionally, UofL Health has obtained naming rights to a field in the teams’ training facility.

In the near future, soccer teams and UofL Health plan to implement a community initiative aimed at increasing access to soccer for children in underserved areas. This partnership signifies a merging of expertise and resources to provide top-notch medical care to athletes while also giving back to the local community.

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