A former Texas A&M athletic trainer opened up about some questionable treatment habits of injured players on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.
Karl Kapchinski, who worked at Texas A&M for 31 years, told HBO’s Jon Frankel that coaches urged him to clear athletes to play before they were fully healed from their injuries, according to The Austin American Statesman’s Suzanne Halliburton.
“While we’re considered part of the medical staff in a lotta cases, the head coach just sees you basically, in some cases, being subservient to his situation,” Kapchinski said in the interview according to Halliburton.
The 2005 Division 1 College Athletic Trainer of the Year was fired by former athletic director Eric Hyman in 2013. He filed a lawsuit with the university with the claim that he was fired because of his age, according to Halliburton.
You can read the entire transcript from Kapchinski’s interview here.