LOS ANGELES, CA. (April 29, 2022) – After a successful first season in 2021, physicians and certified athletic trainers at the Steadman Clinic are set to begin the second of a two-year agreement to serve as the official healthcare provider and orthopedic partner of the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) powered by Ticketmaster.
As part of the official partnership, the Steadman Clinic offers medical, sports performance and other health services for PLL. This includes certified athletic trainers for all eight PLL teams and dedicated medical coverage for all competition weekends, starting June 4 and 5.
Talena Williams, Vice President of Clinical Operations at the Steadman Clinic, is the PLL’s Director of Medical Services and oversees the Steadman Clinic’s services to the league. Williams coordinates all match day medical operations and medical referrals throughout the four-month PLL season.
“We have been extremely pleased with our first year of association with the Premier Lacrosse League and look forward to developing and nurturing this partnership even further in 2022,” Williams said. “With the league traveling to a different location each weekend, the Steadman Clinic is in a unique position to provide certified sports trainers who are assigned to work with each of the eight clubs and have one or more of our sports medicine physicians world-class on-site to oversee all necessary medical care for all teams.”
Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI), the clinical research partner of The Steadman Clinic, is also a key contributor in this relationship with the PLL. SPRI is lending its injury prevention expertise to the development of lacrosse-specific PLL sports medicine programs that will include screening with SPRI’s Biomotion advanced imaging technology. PLL athletes also benefit from evidence-based orthobiology and regenerative medicine.
“As our partnership grows with the PLL,” added Williams, “we will begin to see the effects that SPRI’s research and innovations will have on the performance and health of league players.”
“As an athlete, performing at the highest level requires optimal attention to your health and recovery, which makes this partnership a top priority at the PLL,” said PLL Co-Founder and President Paul Rabil. “The Steadman Clinic is a world-class injury prevention and treatment center, and we are thrilled that they continue to help our athletes reach their full potential.
The PLL is an eight-team traveling league that competes over 14 weekends in 2022, including the league’s All-Star Game on July 16 in Boston. The PLL will take its clubs to 13 different cities from the opening weekend in June in Albany (NY) to the championship in September in Philadelphia. During the 10 weekends of the regular season, the eight teams will face off in one place, leading up to three weeks of playoff games in September. The PLL was launched in 2019, with the Steadman Clinic becoming an official partner in 2021.
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The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) powered by Ticketmaster is a men’s professional lacrosse league in North America, comprised of 8 teams comprised of the best players in the world. Co-founded by lacrosse superstar, philanthropist and investor Paul Rabil and his brother, serial entrepreneur and investor, Mike Rabil, the Premier Lacrosse League is backed by an investment group consisting of Joe Tsai Sports, Brett Jefferson Holdings, The Raine Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Chernin Group, Blum Capital, The Kraft Group, Arctos Sports Partners and other major sports and media investors. The PLL is distributed under an exclusive media rights agreement with ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN+. The PLL has been recognized by Front Office Sports’ Top Sports Employers 2021. For more information, visit www.premierlacrosseleague.com and follow the social networks: Instagram (@PLL), Twitter (@PremierLacrosse), Facebook (@PremierLacrosseLeague), YouTube (YouTube.com/PLL) and TikTok (@pll) .