Monday, 4 January 2010
Clausen to have surgery and miss combine
Jimmy Clausen will have surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right big toe and as a result will miss the NFL combine in February/March. The Notre Dame quarterback played the final ten games of his college career with the problem, but will take the opportunity now to get things cleared up before his pro-career. Clausen will throw for scouts during a pro-day to be arranged for April.
How will this affect his stock? Teams will admire his toughness to play through the injury in college. On the other hand, scouts will want to check the surgery has been successful and that this won't cause future issues. I've raised questions about Clausen's mechanics and first round credentials in the past - I'm not sure the surgery will necessarily hinder his grading in any substantial way.
Posted by Rob Staton