Traveling to Minsk with the U.S. Fed Cup team comes with a lot more baggage than one free checked piece of luggage and a carry-on. Dr. Alexis Colvin, who serves as the USTA Chief Medical Officer and is an orthopedic surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital, is ready for anything this weekend thanks to plenty of preparation.
“There’s a lot of advance planning especially when you go somewhere outside of the U.S,” Dr. Colvin told Baseline. “It’s coming up with your emergency plan and where you would get different tests. The other thing that we plan for is supplies that we have to bring. You have to anticipate almost every single possibility that could happen from strains to the flu or an upset stomach—any and all possible things.”
The team for the upcoming final is comprised of CoCo Vandeweghe, Sloane Stephens, Alison Riske and Shelby Rogers. The support staff includes an orthopedic surgeon (Dr. Colvin), a physical therapist, a massage therapist and a stringer.
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