February 9, 2021

Andrews Sports Medicine Launching Victory Over Injury Podcast Series


February 9, 2021


Dr. James Andrews, sports medicine pioneer, guest of premiere episode set to release February 12, 2021

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Whether it’s cheering on a favorite team or competing in a community league, we all know the thrill of victory in sports. But there is a different type of victory that many athletes must pursue … one with no cheering fans or trophies. It’s victory over injury, and it is often the most important win that an athlete can achieve.  

To shed light on this largely unknown side of sports medicine, Andrews Sports Medicine today announced the launch of its ‘Victory Over Injury’ podcast series. The podcast series will explore the depths and the often overlooked and largely unknown side of sports medicine: INJURY - digging into recovery and the mindset it takes to achieve victory over injury.

“Sports fans often focus on injuries only when they occur: the concern when a favorite player suffers an on-field injury or the post-game news conference when a coach announces the crushing news of a season-ending injury,” said Dr. Michael K. Ryan, Andrews Sports Medicine orthopaedic surgeon and ‘Victory Over Injury’ host.

Ryan goes on to state, “But for the athlete, it’s the beginning of a new challenge to overcome the injury and return to competition, or even normal life. With ‘Victory Over Injury,’ we peel back the layers of injury, delivering in-depth conversations with some of the world’s most-respected sports medicine doctors, physical therapists, athletic trainers, sports psychologists, coaches, and players who all play key roles on the teams that focus on returning athletes to health.”

Dr. James Andrews, recognized by many as one of the most important individuals in sports, will join Dr. Ryan for an intimate interview to be released February 12. The premiere episode will provide listeners with insight, experience, and knowledge from Dr. Andrews – who will reflect on his youth, career and mentors, discuss his patient-care philosophy, birth of arthroscopic surgery, and training 300+ surgeons during a career that has spanned six decades. In addition, Dr. Andrews will share his experience treating Drew Brees, Jack Nicklaus and Roger Clemens, and entertaining conversations with Coach Nick Saban.  

‘Victory Over Injury’ will continue to peel back the layers around sports medicine and bring these conversations and insights to listeners with new episodes released throughout 2021.

To listen and subscribe to the podcast series, visit Apple Podcasts, Deezer, Player FM, Spotify and Stitcher.

Click here to listen to Dr. Andrews podcast interview. 

About Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center
Based in Birmingham, AL, Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center has built a worldwide reputation for excellence in sports medicine and orthopaedic patient care, research, education and prevention. We couldn't have done it without our dedicated physicians and staff, and the hundreds of thousands of patients who have trusted in our team to aggressively pursue victory over their injury. Our practice works as a team to deliver multidisciplinary sports medicine and orthopaedic care, a concept pioneered by our co-founder, Dr. James R. Andrews.

About Michael K. Ryan, MD
Dr. Michael K. Ryan is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon at Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Ryan received his sports medicine fellowship training at Andrews Sports Medicine/American Sports Medicine Institute and transitioned to Andrews team of physicians in 2018. Dr. Ryan specializes in sports medicine and hip prevention surgery, as well as knee and hip replacements. He is a member of The Hip Center at Andrews Sports Medicine, where he focuses on treating patients with non-arthritic/preservation hip injuries, disorders and diseases.