Marquise Brown cleared to resume running after foot surgery
Former Oklahoma wide receiver Marquise Brown is looking to prove to NFL teams that he will be healthy enough to participate in their offseason program this summer, and he took a big step toward doing that on Thursday.
Brown underwent foot surgery earlier this year that forced him to miss the NFL Scouting Combine and his Pro Day, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that his walking boot has been removed and he has been cleared to resume running.
Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown, a projected first-round pick who underwent Lisfranc foot surgery, had the boot on his foot removed and has been cleared to begin running, per source. Brown still could be ready for post-draft mini-camp.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 28, 2019
Brown is projected to go somewhere between the late-first and early-second round, so the fact that his recovery is on schedule is big news. The receiver left the Big 12 Championship Game in tears after suffering the injury, though he still managed to play in the College Football Playoff. Assuming he doesn’t suffer a major setback, the foot issue should not impact his draft stock.