Sacramento Kings team doctor Jason Brayley will be busy over the next several months. He talked to us about what he does and what his job entails.
Dr. Brayley, a sports medicine physician with Kaiser Permanente says the wellness of the players is a year round project,
"You know really before the season even started is when we get to know all of these athletes and make sure that every aspect of their healthcare is taken care of."
He says being a team doctor isn't just reacting when an athlete gets hurt,
"The strength and conditioning and the fitness of these individuals, all those things tie into sports medicine. Even things like psychology, there are so many different tangents of sports medicine that come into the success of an athlete and a team."
He says it's amazing how far sports medicine has come and how prepared he and his staff are to deal with athletes today.