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After scary fall at USC Pro Day, CB Wright okay

Posted on: March 31, 2011 1:33 pm
 
While most of the attention during USC's Pro Day was on offensive tackle Tyron Smith, cornerback Shareece Wright was among a handful of "other" Trojans enjoying a strong performance.

During his positional drills, however, Wright leapt into the air to snag an "interception" and landed awkwardly. According to sources on the scene, he was in obvious pain and clutching his right leg. As a precautionary measure, Wright was carted off the field to undergo tests on the condition of his leg.

As you might expect, there was plenty of speculation as to the possible severity of Wright's injury. I reached out to team sources, who alerted me that Wright appeared to indeed be okay, at least according to an email sent out to all 32 NFL teams by Wright's agent, Josh Arnold of Synergy Sports .

I contacted Josh, who forwarded the email.

Here are some of the key excerpts:

He felt a strain in his hamstring while falling to the ground and at the urging of the USC medical staff he was advised to stay down while they examined his entire leg (including his knee).  He wanted to walk off the field under his own power, but as a precautionary measure  we (myself and the medical team) felt it was best to call for a cart to drive him to the training room for further examination.    After performing several tests the USC medical staff has diagnosed Shareece with a pulled hamstring (no other damage, strains, pulls, etc. to any other part of his leg).  His knee (ACL, MCL, PCL, etc.) is structurally sound as are all other parts of his leg.  After receiving treatment on his hamstring he walked from the locker room to his car under his own power and feels 100% healthy outside of the tight hamstring.  I will forward on a full medical report shortly which I'm sure will include a full diagnosis on all parts of his leg, but in the interim please let me know if anyone has any additional questions or concerns.

Wright has struggled with injuries, at times, in the past, but closed out his career at USC in fine fashion, recording 73 tackles, 10 passes broken up, 7.5 tackles for loss, and two forced and recovered fumbles. He also blocked a kick. Following his season, Wright was asked to play at the Senior Bowl and played well there, also. His fastest recorded time at the Combine was 4.41 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

NFLDraftScout.com currently grades Wright as the No. 11 cornerback in this class and a 3rd round pick. Obviously, the details of the "full medical report" could have an impact on his final grade for us, and more importantly, of course, NFL teams.

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