The New England Patriots will have a new team doctor in 2014.
Dr. Thomas Gill has stepped down as chief of sports medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, which ends his tenure as medical director with the Patriots. Dr. Matt Provencher will replace Gill.
There were reports early in the 2013 season that the Patriots were concerned about the surgery Gill performed on tight end Rob Gronkowski’s forearm.
Check out the Patriots’ full statement below on the change from Gill to Provencher.
“After well over a decade of service with the New England Patriots, Dr. Thomas Gill has stepped down as the chief of sports medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Sports Medicine to focus on his private practice, which will subsequently end his tenure as medical director with the team. We have always had the chief of sports medicine at MGH serve as the team’s medical director and will continue to work with MGH to provide those services. We greatly appreciate the many years of dedicated service and innovation that Dr. Gill provided our team and wish him well in the future. We will continue to work with MGH Sports Medicine to provide our medical services and look forward to receiving the level of care and expertise that MGH has been providing the New England Patriots since our team’s inception. Dr. Matt Provencher is the new chief of sports medicine at MGH and will become the team’s new medical director.”