Dr. Neal ElAttrache weighs in on elite athlete return to play

The Los Angeles Times leans on Dr. Neal ElAttrache and his expertise to discuss return to play by elite NFL athletes. "ElAttrache, of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, said there are many reasons why elite athletes are able to make such rapid recoveries from devastating injuries, and not all of them have to do with ever-improving surgical and rehabilitation techniques."

Dr. Neal ElAttrache notes, "What we've seen when we're looking at these studies in the NFL is that All-Pros come back more predictably and quicker than other players," Then, "One of the reasons you can't overlook is the sport is willing to wait for an All-Pro to come back."