NFL Draft 2014: Jadeveon Clowney will not have foot surgery

Nov 23, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) sits out the game against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers with an injury during the second half at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY

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 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.

Topics: 2014 NFL Draft, Jadeveon Clowney, NFL Draft

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