Two Houston Methodist orthopedic specialists recently completed their first season as part of the team of physicians that provides care to the Houston Texans football team. Korsh Jafarnia, M.D., orthopedic upper extremity surgeon, Houston Methodist West Hospital, was named an Associate Team Physician. Kyle Borque, M.D., orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating complex sports-related knee and shoulder injuries at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, was named Junior Associate Team Physician.


“The Houston Methodist team of physicians caring for Houston Texans players is world class, and I am excited to have the opportunity to join them and contribute my expertise in caring for elite athletes,” said Jafarnia. “This partnership is a long-standing one and ensures that the players have access to the very latest in medical technology and care, and I’m proud to be a part of it.”


“Keeping these high-level athletes in top condition presents unique challenges,” said Borque, who also serves as a team physician for U.S. Soccer and the Sugar Land Space Cowboys. “As a physician, you have to be at the top of your game, too. For instance, a wide receiver and a lineman can suffer the same injury but have different treatment plans because of the demands of their positions and the stress they put on their bodies. At the same time, much of what you learn in working with athletes is applicable to non-athlete patients, as well. I use those experiences every day with my patients in clinic and in the operating room.”


Houston Methodist has been the official health care provider for Houston Texans players since the team’s inaugural year, providing everything from routine medical care to revolutionary injury prevention and recovery programs. As team physicians, Drs. Jafarnia and Borque attend practices twice a week and are on the sidelines for Texans’ games, including out-of-town games. They evaluate injuries, develop and oversee treatment plans, perform medical evaluations of free agents and other signees and support the overall medical staff.


Dr. Borque is located at Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine state-of-the-art facility at 16811 Southwest Fwy. on the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital campus. To make an appointment with Dr. Borque or another specialist at Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Sugar Land, visit or call 281.201.0409.