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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Florida WR Van Jefferson had foot fracture discovered at NFL Combine

Florida Gators

The NFL Scouting Combine is an opportunity for players to showcase their skills to teams and potentially propel themselves up the draft board. Unfortunately for Florida wide receiver Van Jefferson, the week did not go as planned when it was discovered that he has a significant injury.

Doctors informed Jefferson during a Combine physical that he has a Jones fracture in his right foot, and the injury will require surgery. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Jefferson will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks and expects to be fully recovered before training camp.

Jefferson did not have any symptoms and the injury was not previously discovered. It’s unclear how long he has been playing through it, but he caught 49 passes for 657 yards and six touchdowns with the Gators last season and participated in the Senior Bowl.

Schefter reports that Jefferson was considered a Day 2 draft prospect prior to the injury being discovered, and the receiver is still expected to be drafted in that range.

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