FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rough Riders & NYU Winthrop Hospital Announce Partnership
Hospital’s Athletic Trainers to work with athletes on injury prevention, recuperation
PLAINVIEW, N.Y. – The Long Island Rough Riders, exclusive PDL affiliate of New York City Football Club, today are proud to announce a four-year partnership with NYU Winthrop Hospital.
NYU Winthrop Hospital, an affiliate of NYU Langone, will make athletic trainers available to the club. Certified under New York State law, the trainers will provide advice to athletes, parents and the club’s coaching staff on injury prevention, conditioning programs, and assist in the preparation, selection and fitting of protective equipment and pre-injury screening.
“Injury prevention and proper treatment of training and game-related injuries are essential in sports. The Long Island Rough Riders partnering with NYU Winthrop Hospital and its staff provides our players invaluable resources and care,” Rough Riders general manager Flavio Ferri said.
NYU Winthrop Hospital trainers will perform the initial on-field assessment of injuries sustained during games and practices. They will provide first aid and triage in coordination with athlete injuries, as well as advise on the design and implementation of fitness and conditioning programs for athletes pursuant to physician’s orders.
NYU Winthrop Hospital
Located in Mineola, N.Y., NYU Winthrop Hospital is a 591-bed university-affiliated medical center offering sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. A major regional healthcare resource with a deep commitment to medical education and research, the Hospital offers a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services delivered by an expansive network of the region’s leading medical experts who are committed to delivering the very best care to patients. For more, visit: http://www.winthrop.org.
Long Island Rough Riders
Founded in 1994, the Long Island Rough Riders have established themselves as one of North America’s premier soccer franchises. Over a span of 20 years, the Rough Riders won four National Championships playing in the United Soccer Leagues, the largest organization of elite-level soccer leagues in North America. The Rough Riders men’s team plays in the Premier Development League (PDL), and the women’s team plays in United Women’s Soccer. For more information or tickets, visit: www.liroughriders.com.