NFL Combine doctors are known to be incredibly thorough and can take a pretty long time to check out each patient. They can take so long that they spark some pretty strong emotions from people like Alabama’s Reuben Foster, who was sent home for his outburst.
That kind of examination might unnerve some NFL prospects andOhio State’s Malik Hooker just wasn’t having anyone touching his legs. However, it wasn’t a case of him being a diva but rather him being overly cautious because of what his doctors told him. Hooker just had hip surgery in January and sports hernia surgeries on both sides of his body.
“My medical checks are going real well,” Hooker said, via Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com. “I was told not to let anybody pull or tug at my leg just because the surgery was recent — six weeks out and a few days — they more so looking at my upper body.”
Hooker is a projected first-round pick as of now, but this medical news might change that coupled with the fact that he only really has one year of game tape as a starter. However, he did seven picks this year with three of them going back to the house so that certainly can’t hurt him.
[h/t Pro Football Talk]