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09.04.2012

IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE? CBS SPORTS ADDS RENOWNED ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON DR. NEAL ELATTRACHE TO “NFL ON CBS” COVERAGE FOR 2013 SEASON

CBS Sports has added renowned orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache as a medical consultant for its NFL coverage during the 2012-2013 season, it was announced today by Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports and Executive Producer THE NFL ON CBS, and Harold Bryant, Executive Producer and Vice President, CBS Sports.

Dr. ElAttrache will be “on-call” all season analyzing and explaining injuries and interpreting injury reports, beginning with CBS Sports’ NFL kickoff on Sunday, Sept. 9.

Voted by his peers as one of the “Best Doctors in America™” since 2006, Dr. ElAttrache has operated on some of the top athletes in the game today, including Tom Brady during his knee surgery in 2008. Currently, he is Chairman of the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation and Director of Sports Medicine Fellowship. ElAttrache also is the team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and serves as an orthopaedic consultant for the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, PGA Tour, Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Kings. In addition, he is a member of the NFL Physicians Society, America Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and National Orthopaedic Education Society.

“Dr. ElAttrache has impeccable credentials and standing in the medical profession and the world of sports medicine,” said McManus. “Analyzing and assessing injuries are often important storylines throughout the season, adding Neal’s expertise and opinions to our broadcasts will give our viewers a new and unique perspective into the player’s injuries and recovery.”

Highlighted by Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3, 2013 from New Orleans, the CBS Television Network marks its 53rd year of coverage of the NFL.  THE NFL ON CBS kicks off Week 1 with singleheader coverage on Sunday, Sept. 9 (12:00 Noon-4:00 PM, ET) beginning with THE NFL TODAY, the Network’s pre-game studio show.  The day’s NFL action is highlighted by an AFC-NFC tilt between Indianapolis and Chicago and New England taking on Tennessee.  Other regional action that day on THE NFL ON CBS includes Jacksonville-Minnesota, Buffalo-New York Jets and Miami-Houston games live on the CBS Television Network.

 

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CBS Sports Contacts: Jen Sabatelle    212-975-4120  jsabatelle@cbs.com

                                  Robin Brendle   212-975-1533  rlbrendle@cbs.com

                                  Jerry Caraccioli 212-975-7466  gwcaraccioli@cbs.com

Press:

Jennifer Sabatelle
212-975-4120
jsabatelle@cbs.com

Robin Brendle
212-975-1533
rlbrendle@cbs.com

Jerry Caraccioli
212-975-7466
gwcaraccioli@cbs.com