Billy Price says he’ll be ready by training camp


Ohio State center Billy Price suffered a pectoral injury during yesterday’s bench press testing, but he said Friday he shouldn’t miss any playing time because of it.

Price told reporters he suffered an “incomplete” pec tear, and that he might not need surgery to repair the damage. He’s still getting a second opinion, but said he was hopeful he’d be ready for training camp.

Price stopped lifting after three repetitions of the 225-pound bench press, and was immediately checked by team doctors on site before getting an MRI.

It will be interesting to see whether teams ding his draft stock because of it, as he was considered a likely first-rounder coming into the Combine.

2 responses to “Billy Price says he’ll be ready by training camp

  1. This is a tough lesson, but I hope future players noticed. If you are a highly rated O-Lineman, that means you have good film. The smart teams are going to draft you based on film study. The dumb teams are pre-occupied with things like the bench press. You’re better off not participating in these stupid activities, and getting drafted by a winning organization. I’d bet the all time bench press leaders at the combine are guys that never played in the NFL. I’ve never seen an NFL game where they put a bench at mid-field, and the game was decided by how much the guys could bench press.

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