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Loyola sports medicine physician to care for U.S. World Cup team

Loyola University Health System sports medicine physician Dr. Nathaniel Jones is  serving as a team physician for the U.S. Men’s National Team during  the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Jones’ primary role is to provide medical care to more than 150 friends, family members and staff members associated with the men’s soccer team. He also will assist in caring for the players, as needed.

Jones grew up in Recife, Brazil, where the United States will play Germany on June 26. His mother is Brazilian and he is fluent in Portuguese. He now lives in Elmhurst, Ill.

In 2012, Jones also was a team physician for the U.S. men’s national under-20 soccer team.

Jones is an assistant professor in the departments of Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Ill. He practices sports medicine at Loyola University Medical Center.

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