About the Team
Let me tell you a little bit about our team at The Fantasy Doctors and why we are the best people to be taking injury advice from. At the end of the day, that’s what you are getting out of this, advice.
The Fantasy Doctors is the only group of orthopedic and sports medicine trained physicians and surgeons in the world that review, analyze and discuss injuries to professional athletes from all the different sports, ranging from football to basketball to soccer and even cricket!
The founder, Dr. Selene Parekh is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the foot and ankle at Duke University. Dr. Parekh performs many of the surgeries that we discuss daily, including ankle fractures (think Dak Prescott), turf toe (think Patrick Mahomes) and LisFranc sprains (think Joe Mixon) just to name a few. Oftentimes you will see him in scrubs in between surgeries recording his thoughts on a specific injury or player, for you!
Dr. Jesse Morse is a sports medicine physician that specializes in regenerative medicine (‘stem cells’) located in Miami, FL. Most of his practice revolves around professional athletes, and he sees NFL players almost everyday.
Dr. Amar Patel is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the hand, elbow and shoulder in California. Dr. Patel performs many of the surgeries fixing upper extremity injuries that we discuss daily, including shoulder sprains (think CMC), UCL tear of thumb (think Drew Brees) and broken fingers (think Chris Godwin) just to name a few.
There are several other medical experts that contribute to our content as well.
While we will never use any personal or private health-related information in our advice, being able to see and treat these injuries (and so many more unknown to the public) helps significantly with understanding what they are dealing with, the severity, possible complications and what types of treatments it will take to get them back on the field.
Mike Valverde has been contributing to fantasy football content for over 20 years now and has a wealth of knowledge and expertise that he brings to the team. He is our performance and player analysis expert, and he wrote the performance part of the profiles.
There are numerous other valuable members of The Fantasy Doctors team, so many to mention. Just know that they are working hard to deliver you the most accurate, timely and injury-related information available.
Alright, let’s get started!