Surgical Goals Podcast

The Sports Injuries podcast brought to you by
Sports Surgeon, Professor Gordon Mackay and
Broadcaster, Jennifer Reoch

Surgical Goals Podcast

The Sports Injuries podcast brought to you by
Sports Surgeon, Professor Gordon Mackay and
Broadcaster, Jennifer Reoch

Latest Episode

From ICU to the Euros: Ethan Walker’s inspiring story & incredible challenge
byEthan Walker

Latest Episode

From ICU to the Euros: Ethan Walker’s inspiring story & incredible challenge
byEthan Walker

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Professor Gordon Mackay

Today Professor Gordon Mackay is a world renowned sports surgeon but in his youth he was an aspiring professional footballer and today he still loves the Beautiful game in fact he pretty much loves all sport!

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Jennifer Reoch

Jennifer is well known for hosting the Breakfast Show on Heart Scotland. She is also a presenter on BBC 1 Show as well as being a former Miss Scotland. Netball is her fave sport these days.

Your Hosts

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Professor Gordon Mackay

Today Professor Gordon Mackay is a world renowned sports surgeon but in his youth he was an aspiring professional footballer and today he still loves the Beautiful game in fact he pretty much loves all sport!

JR-USE-FOR-ABOUT

Jennifer Reoch

Jennifer is well known for hosting the Breakfast Show on Heart Scotland. She is also a presenter on BBCs 1 Show as well as being a former Miss Scotland. Netball is her fave sport these days.

ALL EPISODES

Surgical Goals – Sports Injuries Podcast
Surgical Goals – Sports Injuries Podcast

Unique sports injuries podcast hosted by expert, specialist sports orthopaedic surgeon, Professor Gordon Mackay, and broadcaster Jennifer Reoch who asks the questions you all want answers to! Together they explore the world of sport, injuries, treatments, rehab, and recovery. 

We have amazing guests who range from  Olympians to weekend warriors in all sporting disciplines-  from football to skiing, golf to rugby, we learn how they managed their injuries and recoveries and discover what impact this had on their sporting careers. But we also love to chat about their sporting careers and highlights.

In other episodes, experts in fields of sports medicine and rehab join us to discuss how advances in research, technology and treatments are helping athletes both avoid injury or accelerate recovery.

Conversations range from the light-hearted to the more serious and along the way it is hoped listeners pick up tips about how to deal with your own sports injuries, how to avoid injury, and just enjoy the general sports chat.

From ICU to the Euros: Ethan Walker’s inspiring story & incredible challenge
byEthan Walker

 As a promising young footballer Ethan Walker's dreams had taken him from the east coast of Scotland to the US on a scholarship, where life was looking sweet for the young athlete. Fate intervened though when he was hit by a car landing him in intensive care, fighting for his life with his family flying out to be with him, expecting the worst. Now Ethan and Professor Mackay are about to embark on a remarkable journey cycling from Hampden in Glasgow to Munich for the opening match of the Euros!
 
Ethan's accident only happened in September 2023 and the pair only met after Ethan underwent serious knee surgery with Prof Mackay earlier this year. So how is this even possible?

In what is surely one of our most inspiring episodes ever, we talk to the boy with the unbreakable spirit about his incredible journey to get to this point.  Prof Mackay talks about Ethan's knee surgery for the most serious dislocation you can suffer and Jennifer finds out more about how this remarkable challenge came about.

Make it to Munich! Ethan and Prof Mackay will be cycling alongside filmmaker Martyn Robertson and Tartan Army superfan Stephan Collie and a small support team. If you feel inspired to support them or find out more you can do so here 
https://www.gofundme.com/f/make-it-to-munich

Thanks for listening – follow us on X and Instagram or head to our website for more info
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ALL EPISODES

Surgical Goals – Sports Injuries Podcast
Surgical Goals – Sports Injuries Podcast

Unique sports injuries podcast hosted by expert, specialist sports orthopaedic surgeon, Professor Gordon Mackay, and broadcaster Jennifer Reoch who asks the questions you all want answers to! Together they explore the world of sport, injuries, treatments, rehab, and recovery. 

We have amazing guests who range from  Olympians to weekend warriors in all sporting disciplines-  from football to skiing, golf to rugby, we learn how they managed their injuries and recoveries and discover what impact this had on their sporting careers. But we also love to chat about their sporting careers and highlights.

In other episodes, experts in fields of sports medicine and rehab join us to discuss how advances in research, technology and treatments are helping athletes both avoid injury or accelerate recovery.

Conversations range from the light-hearted to the more serious and along the way it is hoped listeners pick up tips about how to deal with your own sports injuries, how to avoid injury, and just enjoy the general sports chat.

From ICU to the Euros: Ethan Walker’s inspiring story & incredible challenge
byEthan Walker

 As a promising young footballer Ethan Walker's dreams had taken him from the east coast of Scotland to the US on a scholarship, where life was looking sweet for the young athlete. Fate intervened though when he was hit by a car landing him in intensive care, fighting for his life with his family flying out to be with him, expecting the worst. Now Ethan and Professor Mackay are about to embark on a remarkable journey cycling from Hampden in Glasgow to Munich for the opening match of the Euros!
 
Ethan's accident only happened in September 2023 and the pair only met after Ethan underwent serious knee surgery with Prof Mackay earlier this year. So how is this even possible?

In what is surely one of our most inspiring episodes ever, we talk to the boy with the unbreakable spirit about his incredible journey to get to this point.  Prof Mackay talks about Ethan's knee surgery for the most serious dislocation you can suffer and Jennifer finds out more about how this remarkable challenge came about.

Make it to Munich! Ethan and Prof Mackay will be cycling alongside filmmaker Martyn Robertson and Tartan Army superfan Stephan Collie and a small support team. If you feel inspired to support them or find out more you can do so here 
https://www.gofundme.com/f/make-it-to-munich

Thanks for listening – follow us on X and Instagram or head to our website for more info
X
Instagram
Website

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Do you have an interesting sports-injury story that you think would help or inspire our listeners? Or perhaps after injury and rehab you took a different direction? Whatever it is, if you would like to share it then get in touch.

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