COLLEGE PARK — The College Park Skyhawks announced Emory Healthcare as the team’s official health care provider.

The new partnership provides the College Park Skyhawks with comprehensive medical care and access to physicians and athletic trainers at the Emory Sports Medicine Center and Emory Healthcare network.

“Continuing to work with Emory Healthcare and beginning this new partnership ensures that our new G League team, the College Park Skyhawks, and our players, will have the best preventative and post-injury care available,” Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin said in a release.

Emory and the Atlanta Hawks have previously solidified their long-term partnership in 2018 by developing a 90,000-square-foot complex in Brookhaven that integrated the Hawks’ front office and practice facility with Emory’s entire sports medicine division.

The state-of-the-art facility was the first NBA training site that is co-located by a sports medicine center that offers players immediate treatment.

“Our alliance with the Atlanta Hawks has continued to strengthen over the years,” Scott D. Boden, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedics in Emory University School of Medicine and director of the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center said in a release. “Whether it is injury prevention or innovative treatments, our expert sports medicine team is dedicated to helping the College Park Skyhawks athletes stay active, heal and return to their games in a safe, efficient way.”

The Skyhawks begin their inaugural season on Nov. 8, as they take on the Erie BayHawks on the road.

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