Doctor to Olympic athletes dies in fall from horse

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) -- A Franklin surgeon who treated Olympic athletes has died after being thrown from a horse.

According to The Tennessean, Dr. Craig Ferrell died Monday of injuries suffered in a fall from his mount during a polo match on Wednesday near his home in Franklin. Williamson Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens listed Ferrell's age as 62 in an obituary posted online.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville.

Ferrell founded the Vanderbilt Bone and Joint Clinic in Franklin.

He worked with Olympic swimming and equestrian athletes for three decades.


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