NC State defensive end Kentavius Street tears ACL

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North Carolina State defensive end Kentavius Street sustained a torn ACL while going through a private workout for the New York Giants, per Mike Florio of PFT.

Jonathan Jones of Sports Illustrated initially reported Street had sustained a significant knee injury recently.

Street will almost certainly miss his entire rookie season due to the injury, which typically takes at least nine months to fully recover. It will also undoubtedly have an effect on when, or if, Street gets selected in the NFL Draft later this month. Street was likely a day two or day three selection prior to the injury.

Street racked up 19.5 sacks in his four seasons at NC State. His 9.0 sacks as a junior was the best of his college career after moving from tackle back to end. He appeared in 51 total games with 35 starts for the Wolfpack.

14 responses to “NC State defensive end Kentavius Street tears ACL

  1. Thats why you dont work out after your pro day, maybe even Combine if your numbers are good

  2. Imagine how crushing it would be at this point in your career (entering the NFL), and this happens. I hope he works his butt off, and comes back … not only good, but better than ever.

  3. Working out and tearing ACL or sustaining any other significant injury after the end of the college season and just prior to draft is expensive. If I was considered to be a top 3-4th round pick, I would take a break from activity that increased risk of injury, until the draft concluded. That includes private workouts. I might do either the combine or a pro day, but not both if I was on the fence to be picked.

    Tough break for this young fellow. Hope he fully recovers.

  4. Not working out post combine and pro day is ok for a Round 1 guy, not a day 2 or day 3 guy who wants to climb the board and improve his pay day. This is sheer bad luck. You can’t live your life in fear unless you’re a projected Rd. 1 pick. Just gotta roll with it. In sports and entertainment, you’re a piece of meat. You’re only useful so long as you’re productive.

  5. jimcross1957 says:
    April 5, 2018 at 12:22 am
    A question about this. Who covers the medical bills when something like this happens?
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    The medical bills are covered by his personal insurance. Every student is required to have Health Insurance. In the case of a Student -Athlete this is paid for by the scholarship. Most students have insurance through their Parent’s coverage (because it is cheaper) and have to show proof for a waiver or the School Insurance is tacked on the Tuition Bill.

  6. Man, that sucks. Poor kid’s entire career in jeopardy now due to a bad work out. Giants should snag him as an Undrafted Free Agent afterward and give him a chance next season after he recovers.

  7. ncphinsfan says:
    April 5, 2018 at 9:16 am

    The medical bills are covered by his personal insurance. Every student is required to have Health Insurance. In the case of a Student -Athlete this is paid for by the scholarship. Most students have insurance through their Parent’s coverage (because it is cheaper) and have to show proof for a waiver or the School Insurance is tacked on the Tuition Bill.
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    Is a player still covered by the school if he has already declared for the draft? If they hired an agent, they are no longer eligible and presumably no longer on the team. Would the scholarship still be in place, especially if they withdrew from school? The school would stop paying insurance payments.

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