According to Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com, Notre Dame's Stephon Tuitt will not participate in drills at the NFL Scouting Combine on Monday because of a Jones fracture in his left foot.
The injury may also prevent Tuitt from working out for teams at his pro day. The recovery time is expected to be six-to-eight weeks, at which time Tuitt could schedule workouts for interested teams.
The injury has to be disappointing for Tuitt considering that he'd worked hard to get his weight down. Heading into the combine, he tweeted this:
I went from 328 to 306 in 6 weeks tell me who work harder than me!!!!! The sane weight I had 12 sacks with junior yr pic.twitter.com/PZkHtwdZr0— stephon tuitt (@DOCnation_7) February 19, 2014
Tuitt was measured at the combine and did participate in the bench press. Eric Hansen of the South Bend Tribute mentions Tuitt's impressive strength numbers.
There figures to be a long list of suitors for the 20-year-old, who is listed at 6'5" and 304 pounds by NFL.com.
The injury shouldn't scare too many teams away, as a full recovery is expected, but it does cloud the judgment of teams that wanted to get a closer look at him before making the decision to select him in the draft.
Stay tuned for updates as they become available on Tuitt's recovery.