Don’t feel isolated or alone when sidelined by injury! This welcoming community is available to help get runners through the mental anguish and physical challenges of injury. Connect with each other and hear from the experts at the Connecticut Sports Medicine Institute to guide best practices for injury prevention and recovery strategies.


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The Connecticut Sports Medicine Institute (CSMI) at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford is home to specialized physicians and surgeons that understand the needs of athletes and active patients. Meet some of the team that will provide tips and recommendations*

Jeffrey R. Brown, MD – Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine at CSMI specializing in shoulder injuries, knee injuries, over use conditions and sports-related concussions. Dr. Brown is casual runner and serves as consulting or team physician for numerous sports teams including Central Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford.

Jay A. Kimmel, MD – Co-Director of CSMI, specializing in Sports Medicine and shoulder and knee surgery. Dr. Kimmel is a past Eversource Hartford Half Marathon participant and avid tennis player. In addition to being an attending at St. Francis Hospital and Johnson Memorial Hospital, Dr. Kimmel is the team physician for the Enfield and Fermi High Schools and Suffield Academy and team orthopedic surgeon for the American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts.
*NOTE: Medical Advice Disclaimer


Missed the live Q&A with Connecticut Sports Medicine Institute physician team? Get the full recap on marathon recovery HERE


Whether it’s volunteering as a group on the course at races, attending workshops and clinics or coming together for special events, there will be various places to connect. Look for the League Of Injured Runners tent to join the group or ask the experts.


Stay connected through the NEW Facebook group, just search out “HMF League of Injured Runners” and request to join. The closed Facebook group allows members to share experiences and encourage each other, but only members of the Facebook group will see group communication (personal user privacy and security settings apply). JOIN ON FACEBOOK


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