Texas RB Johnathan Gray tears Achilles, pro career in doubt

Texas senior running back Johnathan Gray tore his Achilles during a workout in Dallas while preparing for the Longhorns’ pro day in March and his NFL career is in doubt, according to Ryan Autullo of The Austin American-Statesman.

This is the second time that Gray, a former five-star recruit from the Forth Worth area, has torn his Achilles. The first happened back in 2013 and he missed the final four games of the season. Gray’s surgery was scheduled for today.

That said, though Gray finished his Longhorns career with 2,610 yards and 17 touchdowns, he already has a reputation as injury prone and odds are greater than none that no NFL team will want to take a flier on him, especially now that he has torn his Achilles twice.

Moreover, how are teams supposed to get a proper assessment of his skills if he’s unable to perform at the combine next month or at Texas’ pro day?

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