Report: Morris Claiborne Will Undergo Surgery on Torn Ligament in His Wrist

Jeffrey SchmidtCorrespondent IIIMarch 22, 2012

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 05:  Morris Claiborne #17 of the LSU Tigers against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 5, 2011 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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LSU CB Morris Claiborne told Jim Kleinpeter of The Times-Picayune he will undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his wrist on Friday. 

Claiborne reportedly injured the wrist in LSU's overtime victory against Alabama in the regular season, but he was able to play through it for the remainder of the season. 

The defensive back is projected to be a top-five pick in this year's draft, and he should have solidified that status by running a 4.39 in the 40-yard dash at his pro day after clocking in at 4.47 at the NFL combine in Indianapolis last month.

According to Bob Sansevere of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Minnesota Vikings are considering taking Claiborne with the third overall pick. That would come at much surprise considering USC left tackle Matt Kalil will still be on the board. 

The likely destination would be at No. 5 to Tampa Bay, but it's hard to take Minnesota out of the equation because of how bad its secondary was last season.

Claiborne should be ready for team minicamps that take place in late April, and he will be one of the first players selected in this year's draft.