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Okung wanted to keep going

In response to the news that Oklahoma State lineman Russel Okung didn’t finish his Scouting Combine workout due to an injury, a source with knowledge of the situation tells us that Okung wanted to continue.

Per the source, trainers directed Okung not to finish the workout.

Though we’ve never caught wind of liability concerns regarding the Combine drills, we can understand why the powers-that-be would pull the plug on a guy who could do more damage to himself — and thus harm his draft stock — by working out while injured.

We’re told it’s a minor tweak to the groin, and that it should not affect Okung’s pre-draft preparations.

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7 Responses to “Okung wanted to keep going”
  1. MasterShake says: Feb 28, 2010 5:08 PM

    Is it acceptable to be pulling your groin during the underwear olympics?

  2. The Wishbone says: Feb 28, 2010 5:13 PM

    “it should not affect Okung’s pre-draft preparations”???
    Isn’t the combine part of his pre-draft preparations? Didn’t it affect his combine performance, in that he “didn’t finish his workout”?
    I’ll admit I’m drinking, but this is confusing.

  3. TimT says: Feb 28, 2010 5:19 PM

    If anyone watched his participation, you could see how focused, determined and intense he was. If there’s not a new dent punched into a wall somewhere at Lucas Oil Stadium, I’d be surprised.

  4. Doc Fluty says: Feb 28, 2010 5:31 PM

    38 reps.. i hope either he or berry fall to #5

  5. 2brauneyz says: Feb 28, 2010 6:06 PM

    So he should get character points for guts and fortitude anyway, right?

  6. ICEWALKER says: Feb 28, 2010 6:37 PM

    The Wishbone says:
    February 28, 2010 5:13 PM
    “I’ll admit I’m drinking, but this is confusing.”
    Drink one for me!

  7. Hap says: Mar 1, 2010 9:05 AM

    He’s spent. He needs to drop to late 1st round (Dallas pick).

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