Arenas hurts hamstring, out for rest of workout

Javier Arenas watches his group of defensive backs work out from the sideline after tweaking his right hamstring in the 40-yard dash. (Ben Liebenberg/

INDIANAPOLIS — Alabama cornerback Javier Arenas, who came into the NFL Scouting Combine hoping to enhance his draft stock after an All-American season, tweaked his right hamstring on his first 40-yard dash run and is out for the remainder of the drills.

He pulled up as he crossed the finish line, and immediately went to the training table with a trainer just a few yards from the table.

Arenas could not help from shaking his head repeatedly as he watched the other cornerbacks run their 40s, and dejectedly waited for the trainer to come back with a wrap for his ailing hamstring.

After having the sleeve put around his upper right leg, he limped across the field to the benches on the other sideline and sat alone on the end of the bench.

A few other cornerbacks went up to him to see how he was doing, he explained the situation, and on the bench he will remain until all of the Group 10 prospects complete their drills.

Arenas told’s Steve Wyche that he will be ready to work out at Alabama’s pro day on March 10. See a full schedule of all the pro day workouts.

Jason Feller

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