Did you blink? Did you miss it? That fleeting flash was former Ohio State defensive end John Simon’s presence at the Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, AL. Simon was hit with a shoulder injury on the first day of practice, and he’s now done for the proceedings. And as Fox Sports Ohio notes, we’re not actually that sure about the extent of the injury yet:
A shoulder injury forced John Simon out of the Senior Bowl, a source told FOXSportsOhio.com, and it will require a further inspection and an opinion from orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews.
Whether that visit has taken place or what, if anything, was found remains unclear.
Simon participated in just one practice here this week before withdrawing from the game with that [sic] he said was a lingering injury from last season. He played hurt for his entire senior season at Ohio State, and still played well enough to earn Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year honors. A knee injury kept him out of the season finale vs. Michigan.
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