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Rey Mysterio’s Surgeon May Lose Medical License

February 12, 2013 | Posted by Larry Csonka

According to usatoday.com, David Chao, the surgeon who has performed multiple surgeries on WWE star Rey Mysterio, may have his medical license revoked by the California board due to allegations of “gross negligence in his care of patients.”

Chao has been sued 18 times, including four times by Chargers players, for medical malpractice, negligence, or fraud. He currently serves as the head physician for the San Diego Chargers, has not been popular with the NFL Players Association. NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith stated the following about Chao..

“The concerns we have about Dr. Chao remain. The fact is that despite having previous malpractice liability (awards) against him, neither the Chargers nor the NFL initiated an inquiry or provided any oversight of the doctor the team selected to provide care for our players.”

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