NFL Draft prospect defensive end Jadeveon Clowney may have injury issues already written into his future, and the Atlanta Falcons have set about trying to establish if it's anything to worry about.
The Falcons met up with the powerful defender from South Carolina Friday afternoon and they put him through some rigorous assessments.
To some these assessments may have seemed to do with the Falcons gaining information on how they think Clowney's physical ability will stack up in the NFL.
However, according to NFL insider Albert Breer, Clowney is classed as a 'kinetic' athlete, which means he could be vulnerable to soft-tissue injuries.
All of this may be alarming for teams that wish to draft the awesome athlete early in the first round.
However, it also may be looked upon as just one of the many potential things that could happen to players, without the reality being anything of the sort.
Here's what Breer had to say on Twitter Friday.
"To piggyback off PFT, Clowney's trainer, Trevor Moawad, told me 1 issue with such a "kinetic" athlete is potential for soft-tissue injuries.
"Not sure exactly how the "force plate" works, but there is some reason, based on Clowney's kinetic makeup, to worry about injury."
The injury isn't something that clubs should just brush under the carpet, but seen as though Clowney has never had a huge injury in his career, worrying too much would be silly when you consider his upside as an athlete.
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