Jameis Winston's impressive NFL Scouting Combine performance was marred slightly by rumors concerning a shoulder injury that could affect the former Florida State Seminoles quarterback moving forward. Reports today though have shed a positive light on the issue.
Initial reports revealed that Winston had been forced to undergo electromyography in Indianapolis in a bid to diagnose the health of the muscles surrounding the shoulder - with many speculating on how the lingering medical concern would affect his draft stock.
Now though Albert Breer of NFL Media has revealed that medical staff at the Combine informed teams that the shoulder injury is "not an issue."
Breer's comments back up the claims made at the time by the Winston camp that there was nothing to fear re. the player's shoulder strength. Nevertheless, official confirmation will have done much to appease all those teams at the top end of the draft pile.
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The issue, it is believed, is born out of years of baseball pitching. With Jameis Winston having starred on the mound throughout high school and into college, the quarterback is simply suffering the wear-and-tear that comes with competing in an all-round sporting calendar.
With Winston unlikely to do a Bo Jackson and play both NFL and MBL never again will he miss out on off-season football conditioning that would have helped eased the shoulder issue in recent years.
An interesting side note emanating from Winston getting the all-clear is the fact that it was the Dallas Cowboys who requested the electromyography in the first place.
Not the number one pick Tampa Bay Buccaneers, or the next-QB courting team the New York Jets, but the 27th picking Cowboys.
Likely this was simply done to acquire information on Winston for the years to come but it is still interesting to see Dallas doing their due diligence on a player that couldn't possibly wear their colors for likely four or five years.