Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso Announces Partnership with El Paso Locomotive FC

El Paso’s new professional soccer team, El Paso Locomotive FC, has named Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso (TTP El Paso) its exclusive health care provider on and off the field.

Under the five-year agreement, TTP El Paso’s sports medicine and orthopaedic physicians, residents and fellows will provide Locomotive athletes with a full range of medical services. During Locomotive home games, TTP El Paso’s physicians will provide triage and preliminary evaluation of injuries on Locomotive athletes.  TTP El Paso will also provide off-season physicals and other care at TTP El Paso clinics.

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El Paso Locomotive FC defender Chiro Ntoko, second from left, and goalkeeper Jermaine Fordah posed with TTUHSC El Paso Sports Medicine Fellowship program faculty and fellows. From left are: Program Director Justin Wright, M.D.; Assistant Program Director Daniel Murphy, M.D.; Fellow Colby Genrich, M.D.; and Sports Medicine Faculty Gerardo Vazquez, M.D.

The Locomotive partnership serves as an opportunity to showcase sports medicine services provided at TTP El Paso at Kenworthy, the university’s Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Sports Medicine Fellowship program and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation.

Justin Wright, M.D., director of TTP El Paso’s Sports Medicine Program, is excited about the partnership and the opportunities it brings for future sports medicine physicians.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for us,” he said. “We have a sports medicine fellowship, which is an extra year of training after a family medicine residency program. Our fellows work with the local high schools; we work with UTEP. The next piece is the professional level. That’s a highly coveted opportunity any fellow would want to have.”

The Locomotive kicked off its inaugural season on March 9 at Southwest University Park in Downtown El Paso. Check out our video below announcing the new partnership.