ANTOINE WINFIELD JR.
5/3/20, 3:39 AM
Winfield missed significant time in 2017 due to a hamstring strain that he initially sustained in a practice and then re-aggravated in a game. Limited data exists to guide assessment of his recurrence risk, but we do know that it decreases over time at least up to one year. There haven’t been reports that this has bothered him recently, so we don’t expect it to change his outlook going forward. In 2018, he tore the Lisfranc ligament in his foot and required surgery. Data from 26 NFL prospects who had this surgery prior to being drafted demonstrated fewer games played in the first 2 years of their pro careers (16.9 vs 23.3 games played by their peers). Notably, he was able to play the entire 2019 season without issue. Therefore, durability concerns exist but are relatively mild.
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