University of Alabama team orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Lyle Cain and his staff have been recognized by the SEC for their work this year. Dr. Cain was named the SEC Team Physician of the Year and the University of Alabama Athletic's orthopaedic team was named the SEC Orthopaedic Team of the Year.

The awards are given every year to recognize dedication, commitment and service to their school's student-athletes and are voted on by members of all 14 SEC schools.

Dr. Cain is a co-founding partner of Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic center in Birmingham, Ala. While serving as team surgeon for Alabama Athletics he also is an orthopaedic consultant for Jacksonville State University, University of West Alabama, Birmingham-Southern College and the Birmingham Barons.

“Our orthopaedic team that serves the University of Alabama Athletics is both humbled and honored to receive this recognition from our peers within the SEC,” said Dr. Cain. “It takes a team effort to provide the highest level of medical care for the Crimson Tide’s student-athletes. This recognition is a true reflection of the hard work and dedication of the University of Alabama Sports Medicine team, led by Jeff Allen and his exceptionally devoted athletic training staff and team physicians.”

Cain and his staff are an integral part of the Crimson Tide's success on the field as they call all the shots when a player is injured. They treated player like Kenyan Drake, Tua Tagovailoa and countless others after injury.

“I want to congratulate my friend Dr. Lyle Cain and his orthopaedic team on this much-deserved recognition,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. “As a coach, your No.1 priority is making sure that your players are well taken care of and that they trust the medical care they are receiving. Having Dr. Cain and his associates as a part of our team gives me and our entire organization the confidence that our players are receiving world-class care. The track record for our medical staff, and in particular Dr. Cain, speaks for itself with the success we have seen getting our players back on the field after challenging injuries. Dr. Cain and his orthopaedic team are an integral part of the success that we have enjoyed at Alabama.”

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