NFL Scouting Combine

Cardale Jones Injury: Updates on NFL Prospect's Hamstring and Recovery

Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones plays against Penn State during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
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Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistFebruary 27, 2016

Former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones' quest to make an impression at the NFL Scouting Combine hit a snag when he injured his hamstring during the workout process.

Continue for updates.


Jones Injured Running 40-Yard Dash

Saturday, Feb. 28

Per Los Angeles Rams insider Myles Simmons, NFL Network reported Jones pulled his hamstring during his second 40-yard dash attempt.

Per NFL Network's Kimberly Jones, Jones said he is "done for the day" after leaving the field in Indianapolis.

It's a disappointing ending for Jones, who ran well in his first 40-yard attempt, via NFL Network:

Making matters worse for Jones is this was supposed to be his big moment to shine in front of NFL scouts. He is coming off a disappointing season at Ohio State in which he began 2015 as the starting quarterback, but erratic play led to his benching after seven starts.

Jones showed great promise at the end of 2014, helping the Buckeyes win a national championship with 742 passing yards and five touchdowns in the final three games. He does not have a lot of in-game experience, throwing just 270 passes at Ohio State, so his predraft workouts will go a long way toward determining where teams feel comfortable drafting him.

With this hamstring injury, Jones will have 13 days to prepare for Ohio State's pro day on March 11 to showcase his talents.

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