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SportJeffery Simmons reportedly tore his ACL training for pre-draft workouts

17:58  12 february  2019
17:58  12 february  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

Further testing confirms torn ACL for Jeffery Simmons

Further testing confirms torn ACL for Jeffery Simmons Further testing confirmed a torn anterior cruciate ligament for Mississippi State defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Simmons injured his knee during a routine drill while training for pre-draft workouts. He already was out of the NFL Scouting Combine because of a no contest plea to an assault charge that led to a one-game suspension while in college. Now, Simmons won’t conduct a Pro Day workout either. Scouts will have to rely on his game tape. Simmons had 30.

Anterior cruciate ligament injury is when the anterior cruciate ligament ( ACL ) is either stretched, partially torn , or completely torn . The most common injury is a complete tear .

General Draft Commentary. NBA Pre - Draft Camp. Simmons has superb quickness, incredible body control , long strides and can operate at different speeds in a nearly unprecedented way for a player his size. Simmons ' porous defense is masked by his gaudy steal and block numbers.

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Mock drafts have regularly predicted that defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons will be off the board early in the first round, but the next wave of projections will likely drop him down the order a little bit.

ESPN reports that Simmons injured his knee while training for pre-draft workouts. That report indicates that the belief is that Simmons tore his ACL and that he will release a statement on Tuesday with more information about his status.

Simmons had 30.5 tackles for loss, six sacks and five fumbles over 37 games at Mississippi State and is part of a strong group of defensive line prospects headed into the NFL this year. He was not set to be at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis as a result of a no contest plea to an assault charge that led to a one-game suspension while in college.

Simmons ACL tear should cause top prospects to reconsider the pre-draft process

Simmons ACL tear should cause top prospects to reconsider the pre-draft process Top draft prospect Jeffery Simmons tore an ACL while engaging in pre-draft workouts. Which raises an important question for all top draft prospects: Why do it? Even though Simmons was banned from the Scouting Combine due to off-field issues, he would have been expected to engage in the events of the Underwear Olympics at his Pro Day workout, and he presumably was engaged in training aimed not at preparing to play NFL football but to generate the best possible numbers when running, jumping, starting, stopping, etc. while doing the things that a draft prospect is expected to do.

On Tuesday, ESPN draft analyst Jonathan Givony reported Young worked out privately for the Cavs over the weekend. The Cavs reportedly view Michael Porter Jr. as their top choice; however, point guard is a clear need on the roster should Porter not be available.

As a teenager, Simmons was torn between his two loves of basketball and Australian rules football,[12] but eventually "NBA No.1 draft pick Ben Simmons dreamt of playing for Newcastle Knights" "NBA draft hopeful Ben Simmons heads back to Box Hill Senior Secondary College".

A torn ACL will impact where Simmons goes in the draft as well as when he’ll be able to start his professional career, but he should be able to make a full recovery barring any other complications and that should keep him from sliding too far down boards come April.

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