The Eagles are making medical staff changes yet again, according to the Inquirer’s Jeff McLane:
The Eagles are shaking up their medical staff for the third straight offseason and aren’t bringing back two staff members from their sports science team, NFL sources told The Inquirer.
Shaun Huls, director of high performance, and Shireen Mansoori, director of rehabilitation, will not return, the sources said. Their contracts were allowed to expire. The Eagles had no comment Tuesday.
Seems like nobody is safe down there.
Here’s Huls’ bio on the Eagles’ website:
Shaun Huls joined the Eagles during the 2013 offseason and serves as the team’s director of high performance. Huls came to Philadelphia after serving as the head strength and conditioning coach and combatives coordinator for Naval Special Warfare.
Mansoori doesn’t have a blurb on the Birds’ site, but her Linkedin profile notes that she joined the team in August of 2018 and previously worked for Seattle Sports Institute & Physical Therapy.
Interestingly enough, Jalen Mills is the author of an article on the Eagles’ site dating back to October, and there’s a paragraph that mentions Mansoori:
The Eagles’ athletic training staff was great. They understood how serious my injury was. Shireen Mansoori, the director of rehabilitation, put together the calendar for me. We had a timeline of certain dates that we’d want to hit. The training staff did a phenomenal job as far as my timetable. Shireen really cared about me and my injury. She wasn’t trying to rush me back out there on the field. The bond between us turned from a physical therapist-player one to that of really good friends.
Take that for what it’s worth. Thought it was notable how he mentions that she wasn’t trying to “rush” him back.
Of course, it’s always hard to judge how much these moves really matter, or whether they’re warranted, since you and I aren’t doctors and we’re not privy to HIPAA-protected medical information. The Eagles’ injury situation has been outrageous for two straight years now, but how much of that is poor handling of the injuries vs. simple bad luck?
I have no idea, but I’ll leave you with Les Bowen suggesting that more moves could be on the way:
Howie Roseman talked after the season about how chief medical officer Dr. Arsh Dhanota was evaluating the operation. I think there could be changes in sports science, physical therapy and athletic training. Jeff has the story: https://t.co/nq4fukbf4J
— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) February 4, 2020