Sue Falsone has been a pioneer since November 2011, when the Los Angeles Dodgers promoted her to be the first female head athletic trainer in any major professional sport in the United States. As reporter Steve Dilbeck writes in the Los Angeles Times, her time with the Dodgers is ending in disappointingly short fashion.
Falsone tweeted Monday night that she decided to leave the Dodgers and pursue other opportunities.Dilbeck doesn't say too much about why Falsone might be leaving, but speculated this:
It’s doubtful she could have been thrilled the Dodgers forced Stan Conte, their vice president of medical services, back on the field this season.
In subsequent tweets, Falsone was gracious to players and their families, along with team ownership, Dodgers GM Ned Colletti and Conte — who also was her predecessor. Falsone had been the team's physical therapist for four years before being promoted.
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