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"After one of our (rookie minicamp) practices, he came in and he was complaining about it, and we knew he had a history of it," Rivera said. "He went to the doctors, and this might be the best time to do it. If we do it now, he’ll be ready for training camp."
'Should' being the operative word. Panther fans are very sensitive to rookies with injuries as last year's 4th round pick OG Edmund Kugbila still can't get healthy. Kugbila is also expected to miss OTAs with the hope of being ready for training camp. I'm trying not to read too much into this but it certainly dampens hope that the player can make an impact in the their rookie season.
So what is it with these 4th round picks not staying healthy? I'll assume its a coincidence but damn...