LUBBOCK, TX - NOVEMBER 05: D'Onta Foreman #33 of the Texas Longhorns is chased out of bounds by Jah'Shawn Johnson #7 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the game on November 5, 2016 at AT&T Jones Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. Texas defeated Texas Tech 45-37. (Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)

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D’Onta Foreman pulls out of combine drills because of injury

Posted March 3rd, 2017

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D’Onta Foreman’s NFL combine came to an abrupt end, Friday, when he was forced to pull out of the key speed and agility drills because of an injury.

His father posted on Twitter that the injury was to his son’s foot.

The stress fracture, which was described as small, was found during Foreman’s physical as part of his combine requirements.

Foreman will have the opportunity to run the 40-yard dash and do other agility and workout drills he missed at Texas’ on-campus pro day. That’s scheduled for March 28.

Here’s why all this matters. Foreman won the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top running back. However, he’s not the top running back prospect in the draft. Those guys were running Friday. LSU’s Leonard Fournette, who weighs 240 pounds, ran a 4.51-second time in the 40-yard dash. The NFL Network said that Fournette’s time was the fastest posted by a running back who weighed 240 pounds or more since 2000.

Foreman, who trained for the combine in Florida, had dropped 16 pounds to prep for a fast 40 time.

 

 

 

 

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