Injury Reporting and Clearance

All athletic-related injuries must be reported to the Sports Medicine Staff immediately, except in the case of an emergency or in the absence of an athletic trainer in which case the athlete must report the injury within two school days and/or prior to any further athletic participation. 

Failure to do so may result in loss of benefits through the University's athletic insurance policy. 

In the event of an injury, the University of Scranton Sports Medicine Staff will make all necessary referrals to the appropriate medical provider (emergency room, physician, etc.).  The host Athletic Trainer should be consulted at away contests.

All student-athletes receiving medical attention from a licensed medical professional (i.e. Emergency Room physician, Family physician, Physician's Assistant, Chiropractor, etc.), regardless of injury or illness, must provide the Sports Medicine Staff with a signed note from the medical professional detailing the nature of the specific injury or illness, including the course of treatment, imaging reports and surgical reports, and the athlete's eligibility for the safe return to athletic participation.

Written medical clearance from the student's attending medical professional must be obtained prior to the student-athlete's return to athletic participation.

The University of Scranton Team Physician and the Sports Medicine Staff reserve the right to make the final decision regarding the student athlete's eligibility to return to athletic participation.