Jaelen Strong Injury: Updates on WR's Wrist and Recovery

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured Columnist

USA Today

Jaelen Strong looked like a potential first-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft, but a wrist injury late in the process caused teams to look at other wide receivers before the former Arizona State star. Strong was eventually selected with the 70th overall pick in the draft by the Houston Texans.

Continue for updates. 

Texans Draft Strong in third round

Friday, May 1

Brian T. Smith of The Houston Chronicle reported the Texans' hand surgeon inspected and cleared Strong's wrist injury prior to the team's selection.

On April 16, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Strong's injured wrist was put through a battery of tests by the Steelers' team doctors, and that the wideout was cleared. Schefter also noted that the results of the test were passed along to all teams, which will mean Strong won't have to go to Indianapolis for a medical recheck.

On April 15, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Strong had a fractured bone in his wrist that will likely require surgery at some point:

Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

Potential 1st round Arizona St WR Jaelen Strong has a fractured bone in his wrist, sources say. Likely needs surgery at some point.

Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com provided a synopsis of what Strong said regarding his status:

Reuben Frank @RoobNBCS

Jaelen Strong just told our @rkuestnercsn he did break a bone in his wrist in November but said contrary to reports he won't need surgery.

Rapoport also noted teams will re-examine Strong, among many prospects, to get more information on the injury:

Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

#ASU WR Jaelen Strong is among players headed for combine rechecks this weekend. Teams want a status update on the small bone in his wrist

Strong turned heads with a 4.44 40-yard dash at the combine, according to NFL.com, pairing that speed with excellent size at 6'2" and 217 pounds.