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TCU linebacker Phillips Tore Meniscus at Combine

Posted on: March 6, 2009 5:30 pm
 

 

A huge component of TCU's typically stout run defense, inside linebacker Jason Phillips announced to scouts attending the Horned Frogs Pro Day Friday that he has a torn meniscus in his left knee. The injury, which Phillips believes occurred at the Combine, is expected to keep him sidelined for 3-4 months, putting a significant damper on the enthusiasm he had built with an impressive Combine performance. Phillips, a three-time Mountain West conference selection, proved more athletic than expected, turning in a very impressive 4.69 second 40-yard dash. Hodge's injury kept him from participating in most drills, but he did elect to re-do the broad jump and improved upon his Combine performance (10') with a 10'02" effort.


Phillips injury could push him into the late rounds or perhaps even undrafted free agency, at which point the gritty linebacker could qualify as a true steal...

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