WNBA Connecticut Sun Teams with UConn Health Doctors

The WNBA Connecticut Sun has named a few doctors from UConn Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine to be Team Physicians to care for the players on and off the basketball court (Copyright 2013 NBAE. Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images).
The WNBA Connecticut Sun has named a few doctors from UConn Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine to be Team Physicians to care for the players on and off the basketball court (Copyright 2013 NBAE. Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images).

The WNBA Connecticut Sun has named a few UConn Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine doctors as team physicians for its professional women’s basketball players.

UConn Health’s Dr. Katherine Coyner, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert, has been named the new Head Team Orthopedic Surgeon. In addition, sports medicine specialist Dr. Matthew Hall will be the team’s primary care provider, while concussion expert Dr. Anthony Alessi who directs the UConn Neurosport Program will serve as the team’s consulting neurologist.

The team physicians hailing from UConn Health will provide care for the players on- and -off the court including at every WNBA Connecticut Sun home game at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville.

The new WNBA Connecticut Sun team physicians are faculty of UConn Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. It offers comprehensive, cutting-edge orthopedic and sports medicine care services for the prevention and treatment of orthopedic injuries and conditions for more than 26,000 patients annually. Its clinical services span prevention, physical therapy, rehabilitation, minimally invasive procedures and orthopedic surgery care.

UConn Health’s team of sports medicine doctors care for many professional athletes and more than 700 UConn student-athletes with UConn Athletics. UConn Health physicians have served as professional sport team doctors for the New York Yankees, NFL Players Association, U.S.A. Hockey, U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Open Tennis Championships, New York Islanders, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, CT State Boxing Commission, the CT Black Wolves Men’s Lacrosse, and other sporting organizations.

“Our UConn Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine experts are honored to be named new team doctors for the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun and also provide our excellent, advanced musculoskeletal medicine care to its talented athletes,” said Dr. Augustus D. Mazzocca, chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery who leads UConn Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and serves as an Orthopedic Team Physician for UConn Athletics.

UConn Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine services are available in Farmington, Avon, Southington, and Storrs Center. To learn more visit, here or call 860-679-6600 to make an appointment.