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Patrick Queen, Kenneth Murray Injured During 40-Yard Dash at NFL Draft Combine

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistMarch 1, 2020

LSU linebacker Patrick Queen runs the 40-yard dash at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Michael Conroy/Associated Press

Linebackers Patrick Queen and Kenneth Murray each suffered hamstring injuries during their 40-yard dash attempts at the 2020 NFL scouting combine.

Chase Goodbread of NFL.com noted both players pulled up on their second attempts. Murray was unable to finish his second attempt because of the injury, while Queen posted a 4.50-second time before noticeably favoring his hamstring.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning that Queen "received positive news on his MRI," and added: "Source says that while it looked scary, Queen merely tweaked his hamstring, is walking this morning and should be able to work out at LSU's Pro Day."

"I'm solid. Nothing can break me. Just a little adversity not nothing I'm not use to! Thank you to all who reached out and sent prayers!" Murray said in a tweet.

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller spoke to Murray, who said he has the "majority" of the strength back in his hamstring already. 

It's unlikely a hamstring injury will have any major affect on the draft stock of Queen or Murray, both considered potential first-round picks. Queen was Miller's 15th-ranked player and Murray was 25th on his latest ranking heading into combine weekend.

Both players will undergo further examination to determine the extent of their injuries. The only major question is whether one or both will be at full strength for their respective pro days.

Murray will have a much shorter timeframe to recover, with Oklahoma's pro day set for March 11. LSU will hold its pro day April 3. 

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