Twitter Video Reveals Jaylon Smith’s Unknown Injury
Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith is the subject of today’s NFL draft drama. Recovering from a knee injury, Smith took to twitter to show off his progress. He wanted to show that he was in good spirits and moving freely without pain. The only problem? The video revealed unknown information about his injury status.
One of the NFL’s doctors, Dr. David Chao saw the video and realized that Smith’s brace was actually for nerve damage. The nerve damage was previously unknown. Now it is such a concern Jaylon could slip to the second day:
— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) February 26, 2016
For the record Dr. Chao’s bio states that he is a “Former NFL head team physician 17+years sideline experience. OrthopedicSurgeon-Real time injury info @SiriusXMSports Medical Analyst.”
A healthy Jaylon Smith is probably the #1 linebacker in his class but the injury will likely cost him millions of dollars in draft position. I hope he has a good agent.
Amazing walking without the knee brace six days after being restricted for six weeks and feels fantastic! pic.twitter.com/dAW8OW09Ke
— Jaylon Smith (@thejaylonsmith) February 24, 2016
Sharing on twitter just cost Jaylon Smith MILLIONS of dollars.
Prospects take this lesson.
J did that so you wont have to go through that
— Mockdrafthq.com (@MockDraftHQ) February 27, 2016