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Russell Okung suffers groin injury, can't finish combine

Oklahoma State offensive tackle Russell Okung was off to an impressive start in the scouting combine, putting up the second-most reps in the 225-pound bench press, running the 40-yard dash in 5.17 seconds and generally looking like one of the draft’s more athletic offensive lineman.

But an injury stopped Okung from finishing the combine.

Okung tweaked his groin during a drill, and although a combine official described as minor, it was enough to keep him from doing the vertical jump, broad jump, shuttle and three-cone drill.

After suffering the groin injury, Okung worked with a trainer, did some stretching exercises and walked off the field with an ice bag.

Okung is generally recognized as the best offensive tackle in the draft, and he’s projected to go as high as the second overall pick to the Detroit Lions.

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5 Responses to “Russell Okung suffers groin injury, can't finish combine”
  1. 4ever19 says: Feb 28, 2010 7:40 AM

    This is why players shouldn’t work out, practice or play in meaningless games or in garbage time of meaningful games – tbhey might get hurt.

  2. Bucforever says: Feb 28, 2010 8:02 AM

    Sorry to hear it. Maybe the Bucs can get him with a discount.

  3. scrapdawg12 says: Feb 28, 2010 10:33 AM

    Detroit better do something. Stafford got beat up last year. Their first and second round picks should be spent on some linemen. In Free Agency their focus should be defense. I think Detroit will win 5 games this year, a new franchise record, LOL.

  4. May The Schwartz Be With You says: Feb 28, 2010 12:33 PM

    Haha… a Detroit Lions joke. How original.
    The Lions have 3 options that would be acceptable:
    1. Trade down
    2. Suh
    3. McCoy
    The main things are that the Leos strengthen their defense and build from the inside out.

  5. FumbleNuts says: Mar 1, 2010 12:30 AM

    Dude is ALREADY hurt?
    Wait till’ you get to the NFL.

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