Leg injury knocks D’Anton Lynn out for 4-6 weeks

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Though it seems like a lifetime ago, the Scouting Combine ended only five days previously, with defensive backs working out in Indianapolis.  One of them — Penn State cornerback D’Anton Lynn — posted a shockingly slow time in the 40-yard dash.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the sundial-timed 4.77 resulted from a torn calf muscle initially suffered during Penn State’s bowl game.  Lynn, according to Schefter, aggravated the injury a week before the Scouting Combine.

Schefter reports that Lynn will need four-to-six weeks to recover, and that he’ll miss Penn State’s Pro Day workout.  He’ll work out for scouts at some point in April.

Regarded in some circles as a low-round pick even before the 4.77-second 40, Lynn could now tumble completely out of the draft.  His father, Anthony Lynn, is the Jets running backs coach.