During the past two seasons, South Carolina Gamecocks star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been dealing with bone spurs on his foot. It is impressive to see how well Clowney has played and how disruptive he has been despite the injuries, but there have been questions about whether or not he will have surgery to take care of the issue.
Clowney has said the last two offseasons that he would have surgery to get rid of the bone spurs, but now he is changing his tune and will once again bypass the surgery and attempt to have the injury heal on its own.
The decision came to light on Thursday during an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show.
From Josh Norris of Rotoworld:
Clowney also adds he won’t have surgery before/after the Combine on his foot. Bone spurs bothered him all season. Can heal without surgery.
— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) February 6, 2014
Clowney plans to fully participate in the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine later this month, so we should see then just how much, if at all, the bone spurs will hold him back.
We would expect to see Clowney put on an incredible performance and solidify himself as a top-three pick.