The Chicago Red Stars today announced Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) as the official orthopedic providers and team physicians of the club. Leading the MOR team is Dr. Joshua Blomgren, an experienced sports medicine physician who has worked with some of Chicago’s top professional athletes and teams, including the Chicago Fire Soccer Club. Dr. Blomgren will be working with Dr. Brian Cole, the head orthopedic surgeon consultant, to care for the organization along with other physicians and specialists from MOR.
“As the Chicago Red Stars enter a new era, it is a priority of mine, and club leadership, to provide the best possible care and resources to our players,” said Red Stars General Manager, Michelle Lomnicki. “Dr. Blomgren and the Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush team have extensive experience with professional athletes in Chicago, and we believe that experience can best serve our players to help them perform to best of their abilities.”
“I am extremely honored to be named the Chief Medical Officer for the Chicago Red Stars ahead of the upcoming season,” said Dr. Blomgren. “I look forward to the opportunity to bring my clinical expertise and that of my colleagues at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush to the players and staff of the Red Stars. It is very exciting to join such a successful organization during a World Cup year and to have some Chicago Red Stars represent their countries on the largest stage.”
About the Chicago Red Stars
Established in 2007, the Red Stars were a founding member of the former Women’s Professional Soccer and would later become one of the original eight teams to form the National Women’s Soccer League in 2013. The Red Stars have made the playoffs in seven consecutive years from 2015-2021, appearing in the NWSL Championship in 2019 and 2021 as well as appearing in the NWSL’s Challenge Cup Final in 2020.
About Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
MOR is an international leader in musculoskeletal health ranked No. 5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. MOR is comprised of renowned orthopedic and spine surgeons pioneering the latest advances in surgical techniques and non-surgical care. MOR physicians are the designated team care providers for several organizations including the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Red Stars, and Joffrey Ballet. MOR has seven full-service locations in Chicago, Joliet, Naperville, Oak Brook, Oak Park, Westchester, and Munster, IN. The group also has eight, stand-alone physical therapy clinics in Bensenville, Geneva, Lincoln Park, Lockport, Orland Park, River Grove, Park Ridge, and Munster, IN. Visit www.rushortho.com for more information.
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