Groin injury cuts Okung’s combine workouts short

Oklahoma State OT Russell Okung couldn't finish his combine workouts Saturday after suffering a groin injury. (Michael Conroy / Associated Press)

INDIANAPOLIS — Oklahoma State OT Russell Okung, considered the top prospect at his position, didn’t finish the final drills at his NFL Scouting Combine workout Saturday after tweaking his groin.

Okung ran the 40-yard dash and did several other pass-protection and change-of-direction drills before sustaining an injury, which a combine official described as minor.

A trainer tended to Okung, who went through a variety of stretching and resistance tests on a training table before he walked off carrying a bag of ice. He didn’t take part in high jump, broad jump, shuttle or three-cone drills after being hurt.

Okung had performed well, bench pressing 225 pounds 38 times, running the 40-yard dash in 5.17 seconds and looking very athletic in position-related drills.

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