Dr. Jess Flynn

Dr. Jess Flynn

Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Jess Flynn is a sports medicine doctor who specializes in injuries relating to athletes. Dr. Flynn has worked with The 33rd Team, Boston Sports Journal, Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports Boston.

Dr. Flynn has her own podcast called “Sidelined with Doc Flynn” in which she focuses on injury analysis and how recovery and prevention pertain to specific injuries. Flynn’s insight is routinely used by NFL executives and coaches to discuss draft picks and game planning as it relates to injuries.

She graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, one of the most prestigious medical schools in the United States, then got her start in football in 2016 when Tom Brady was serving his four-game suspension in New England. Jimmy Garoppolo was the starting quarterback at the time and was criticized for his lack of “toughness” after he was driven to the ground, injuring his throwing shoulder. Flynn wanted to correct the narrative by displaying the reality of the injury.

Ever since, Flynn has been widely respected throughout the league when it comes to injury analysis.

She has more than 15 years of experience as a sports medicine physician and more than five in media commentary and analysis.

Flynn currently works in Burlington, Mass., specializing in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.

Follow Flynn on Twitter @DocFlynnNFL


Knee Hyperextension Would Leave Travis Kelce Unlikely for Thursday

It’s hard to gauge the severity of Travis Kelce‘s knee injury without seeing the tape or being privy to an examination. If it’s truly a hyperextension, the Kansas City Chiefs tight end playing two days later is overly optimistic, Dr. Jess Flynn says. It may require a week or two of recovery time if it’s […]


No Guarantee Rams WR Cooper Kupp is Ready for Week 1

Dr. Jess Flynn says while it is disappointing Cooper Kupp suffered a setback with his hamstring injury, based on the data, it’s not surprising. She says there is no guarantee the Los Angeles Rams’ star wide receiver will be ready for Week 1.


Rams’ Kupp Must Exercise Caution Due to Risk of Injury Recurrence

The combination of Cooper Kupp‘s history of soft-tissue injuries and the fact his hamstring injury happened during training camp increases his risk of recurrence, Dr. Jess Flynn says. The Los Angeles Rams wide receiver would be wise to take a measured approach as he aims for starting in Week 1.


Smith-Njigba Recovery Time Estimates May Be Too Optimistic

The reported 3-4-week timetable for recovery for Jaxon Smith-Njigba might be too optimistic based on what Dr. Jess Flynn saw on tape. If the Seattle Seahawks rookie wide receiver’s minor wrist fracture is a scaphoid injury, his rehab likely will take longer.


Jaxon Smith-Njigba Injury Cause for Concern

The Seattle Seahawks seem cautiously optimistic about rookie WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba who injured his wrist in week two of the preseason against the Dallas Cowboys. But sports medicine doctor and injury analyst Dr. Jess Flynn explains that if JSN fractured a specific bone in that wrist, he’s likely to be sidelined for more than 3-4 weeks.


Injured 49ers QB Brock Purdy Should Return to Form

Dr. Jess Flynn and former NFL offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg discuss what football fans should expect in terms of the recovery of San Francisco 49ers QB Brock Purdy, who tore his UCL in the NFC Championship Game.

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