The Indianapolis Colts have announced that long-time Head Team Physician Arthur Rettig (pictured) is stepping down from his role to serve as emeritus associate team physician. He was the first physician to join the Colts upon the team’s relocation to Indianapolis in 1984, and has served as head team physician since 1999.

Dr. Thomas Klootwyk has been named to replace Rettig. Klootwyk joined Indianapolis-based Methodist Sports Medicine following his orthopedic sports medicine training there. He has been with the Colts as an associate team physician and orthopedic consultant since 1999. 

Methodist Sports Medicine’s Dr. Gary Misamore has also been with the Colts for 18 years and will continue his role with the team as associate team physician. 

Story Continues Below