Leonard Fournette updates injury status ahead of 2017 NFL Draft
LSU RB Leonard Fournette has been dealing with an ankle injury all season.
The injury forced him to miss the Tigers’ bowl game against Louisville, which would have been his final college game as he prepares to enter the 2017 NFL Draft.
According to The Advocate, though, Fournette says his ankle is feeling better and the time off has been helping the healing process:
“My ankle is doing fine. It’s not affecting my training,” he said. “I had a high- and low-ankle sprain and a bone bruise in the fall during (camp), before the season, and like the doctor said, if I would have stayed out a couple more weeks following the beginning of the season, my ankle would have been healed properly in time. All it needed was time. The doc’s rehab has been good, and I’m doing fine.”
Fournette is widely expected to be a high first-round pick in the upcoming draft. He has signed with Jay Z’s sports agency, Roc Nation Sports.