Myles Jack admits he could need microfracture surgery for knee
Depending on who you ask, UCLA star linebacker Myles Jack could be going anywhere from the top 10 in the NFL Draft to slipping out of the first round. While his talent is undeniable, Jack had surgery on his knee seven months ago and there are concerns that the problems could linger.
On Wednesday, Jack probably didn’t do much to help his draft stock when discussing the condition of his knee. He admitted to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post that he could eventually need microfracture surgery.
This quote to me from Myles Jack today about his knee can hardly be comforting to teams. pic.twitter.com/A6BwGYb6lu
— Bart Hubbuch (@BartHubbuch) April 27, 2016
Jack had previously joked about reports labeling his knee a “time bomb” and responded with an intense workout video. One orthopedic surgeon compared the cartilage issue in Jack’s knee to the injury Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has dealt with.
One report from earlier this week claimed that two teams have interest in moving up in the first round for Jack. Will those teams still be as high on him after hearing him talk about how a three-year NFL career is above average? We’ll soon have our answer.