Dr. Thomas Gill leaves his position with the New England Patriots and as chief of sports medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Gill will focus on his private practice, and will be replaced by Dr. Matt Provencher as part of the team’s relationship with MGH.
Gill was well liked by most in the Patriots organization.
“We greatly appreciate the many years of dedicated service and innovation that Dr. Gill provided our team and wish him well in the future,” the Patriots statement said. “We will continue to work with MGH Sports Medicine to provide our medical services and look forward to receiving the level of care and expertise that MGH has been providing the New England Patriots since our team’s inception.”
Gill was with the team during their many Super Bowl runs.
Gill also worked with the Redsox but came under scrutiny when Jacoby Ellsbury’s fractured ribs went undiagnosed for several months in 2010. Gill stayed on with the Redsox until the next season when he stepped down.
Gill also clashed with Rob Gronkowski, Patriots tight end, in 2012 over the star’s fractured forearm. Gronkowski broke his forearm twice in the same season then developed an infection that forced him to undergo two more surgeries during the off-season. Gronkowski went to Dr. James Andrew for the final surgery and again this year when he tore his ACL.
Matt Provencher, 43, the Patriots’ new medical director, is an alumnus of the US Naval Academy and Dartmouth Medical School.