Though the 2016 NFL Draft is just a couple of weeks away, there are still concerns over the respective knee injuries of former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack and Virginia tech cornerback Kendall Fuller, according to WalterFootball.
Per the report, teams seem to be concerned that the torn meniscus Jack suffered early last season could prematurely end his career unless he undergoes further precautionary knee surgery, though he has been cleared to play. In the case of Fuller, he is still rehabbing the very same injury, except he suffered his in preseason camp and tried to play through it before opting for surgery.
Regarding his injury, teams feel that Fuller himself is not fully healed in spite of the procedure. He has thus gone from being a first-round talent in the eyes of many to someone more likely to be picked on Day 2. Unlike Jack, he isn’t simply a freak athlete whose injury issues can be brushed aside without care, so concerns over his knee could be more warranted.
It’s going to be interesting to see how either young prospect’s path pans out, so stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates in the days leading up to the NFL Draft!
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