NFL Draft 2016: Myles Jack has ‘chondral defect’ in knee

One problem that former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack has been facing over the last few weeks is the status of his knee that he had operated during the 2015 season. He missed the remainder of the year because of the injury and surgery and now it looks like there could be some reason behind teams’ concern for Jack.

According to NFL Network’s Albert Breer, Jack has a chondral defect in his knee. In layman’s terms, this means that the end of Jack’s femur bone is degenerating and could need a special surgery on it in the future, however, Breer reported that what it means for him is still “up for debate.”

Myles Jack is one of the top players in the draft right now and many believe he will be gone by the time San Francisco picks at No. 7. However, some teams could take extra caution in wanting to draft Jack due to this new development in his knee.

Jack has insisted that he is fine and is ready to play at full strength this season. If that is true, whoever ends up with him will get one of the most athletic linebackers available this year.

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