Stephon Tuitt Injury: Updates on NFL Draft Prospect's Foot Fracture and Recovery

Brian Mazique@@UniqueMaziqueCorrespondent IIIFebruary 24, 2014

Nov 9, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt (7) leaves the field after being ejected from the game against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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According to Daniel Jeremiah of, 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:

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

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.