Former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster was invited to NFL Combine medical re-checks after inital fiasco.
Just five weeks ago Reuben Foster was universally considered a top-10 pick in the NFL draft. That all changed after getting into an argument with a hospital worker during medical examinations at the NFL scouting combine. Foster was sent home early from the NFL sponsored event and whispers around the league began to spread about his character and the incident that occurred.
Fast forward to today and Reuben Foster is among the group of names participating in medical re-checks.
Since the incident, Foster has been doing things right and trying to repair his image with teams. He sent out an apology letter to the teams who scheduled interviews with him at the combine. Additionally made himself available to answer questions on about the incident.
Getting this medical re-check was important for Foster because the concerns about his shoulder was likely the issue to keep him from being drafted in that initial top-10 projection. It also shows that perhaps the league has seemingly forgiven his initial bad behavior that had him sent home.
Speaking of shoulders, among those omitted from medical re-checks is Foster’s Alabama teammate, Jonathan Allen.
It is unclear whether or not Allen isn’t attending due to a busy team visit schedule or something else entirely. However, during initial combine checks doctors found indications of arthritis in one of his shoulders. Allen maintains that doctors have told him this will not affect him for 15-20 years which is well after the lifespan of his NFL career.
Among the other names at the medical re-checks are Corey Davis (ankle), Takkarist McKinley (shoulder), Jake Butt (knee), Ryan Ramczyk (hip), Patrick Mahomes II (wrist), and John Ross.
Sidney Jones (Achilles) is sending in scans of his recent injury suffered during his pro-day. Davis has yet to work out for teams because of a nagging ankle injury. His re-check will be very important to his draft position.
John Ross is another intriguing re-check because he has had a litany of injuries throughout his career which includes multiple knee injuries to both knees and a shoulder injury. Ross recorded the fastest 40-time in combine history. A clean medical report could do wonders for his draft stock.