MURFREESBORO — For more than 13 years, Murfreesboro physician Dr. Utpal Patel has been a team doctor for MTSU athletics in general and the football program in particular. He has been instrumental in developing the athletic department’s concussion protocol and management policies.
The policies come as national awareness for concussions in athletes has risen dramatically in recent years. It is estimated that anywhere from 4 to 5 million athletes at all levels of competition — from the pros to colleges to high schools to middle schools to youth sports — suffer concussions during competition. READ MORE HERE.