When it comes to caring for the elite student-athletes that represent the University of Arkansas, the Razorbacks depend on the orthopaedics and sports medicine specialists of UAMS Health.
Arkansas Razorbacks linebacker and Burlsworth Award-winner Grant Morgan talks about growing up in Arkansas, watching the Razorbacks from a young age and staying healthy over the course of the season.
My name is Grant Morgan. I play linebacker at the University of Arkansas.
I went to high school in Greenwood. When we went and watched games on Saturdays, you always looked for the Razorbacks. To be able to play for the University Arkansas was something that I always dreamed of. And Arkansas is home to me. If I would have told myself and wrote it on paper what your goals were I would have said team captain was the number one. And that’s just a big honor to me to be able to walk on. And be able to end up being a team captain is something huge. That’s like every kid’s dream. You always grow up and you see the guys with the C’s on the shirt and that’s exactly what I wanted to do. From going from walk-on to all-SEC, it’s just an honor knowing that your hard work has kind of paid off.
Being an athlete in the college level is just something that you have to be able to have your body readily available. With the doctor and physician staff that you’re wanting to be able to go and see every day, you need to trust that you can rely on them, that they’re going to put you in the best possibility to be able to play your sport.
I would say the one thing that I really focused on is trying to stay healthy, because in football, it is super hard to stay healthy. And when you have about six or seven guys in there who all specialize in something different, it’s a feel of comfort.
The way they handle their business is at a top-tier class.
So when it comes to all my sports medicine needs, I trust UAMS Health.