Medical re-checks for several NFL draft prospects who attended the NFL Scouting Combine in February are underway in Indianapolis, and some pretty big names are among those being looked at.
Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger, Notre Dame defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt and Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer are among those who are getting a second look from doctors, according to NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport. Another prospect who went back for a medical check was Auburn running back Tre Mason. According to Rapoport, NFL teams were informed that Mason will require a surgical procedure on his wrist.
"During the Combine, we ID players who either had an existing injury or had some injury or surgery after the season. It's either something we knew about or something that came our when our physicians examined them during the Combine medical exam," said National Scouting president Jeff Foster. "We tell our athletes, you'll be requested to come back. The idea behind it is, take 5-6 weeks to rehab or if you need, get surgery, then come back and we'll take a look."
While players at the combine in February are checked medically from head to toe, those who return only have their specific area of concern re-examined. Murray and Mettenberger are getting their knees looked at after recovering from torn ACLs, while Seferian-Jenkins, Tuitt and Latimer are having foot injuries re-checked.
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