February 2, 2024

Keith Dugger: Behind the Scenes of Athletic Training in Major League Baseball

In our second episode, we are privileged to have Keith "Doogie" Dugger, the esteemed Head Athletic Trainer and Medical Director for the Colorado Rockies. Bringing over 32 years of experience in sports medicine, Doogie shared his journey from his start with the San Diego Padres to his extensive career with the Rockies. His insightful narratives provide a deep dive into the world of professional sports medicine, highlighting both the challenges and advancements in the field.

Doogie recounted key moments from his career, focusing on critical incidents like the injury of Juan Nicasio, which underscored the importance of quick thinking and expertise in high-pressure situations. He discussed the holistic approach to rehabilitation, balancing physical therapy with psychological care, illustrating the comprehensive nature of modern sports medicine. His experiences offer valuable lessons in resilience and adaptability in a constantly evolving field.

Whether you're a professional in the field, an aspiring athletic trainer, or a sports enthusiast, Doogie's insights and experiences provide a unique perspective on the intricacies of athletic training at the highest levels of professional sports.