Bengals' first-round pick WR John Ross fights durability perception
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    Bengals' first-round pick WR John Ross fights durability perception

    by Uplandram2 » Sun May 21, 2017 1:41 am

    John Ross couldn’t believe his phone.

    He knew his injuries. In January of 2015 he had surgery on his right lateral meniscus. In April of 2015 he had surgery for a torn ACL. Five games into last season he tore the labrum in his shoulder, played through it for nine games and underwent surgery in March after the Combine.

    Those were his facts.

    Yet, when people started texting about what was circulating it sounded quite different.

    “People were saying I tore both my ACLs, I was playing on an MCL sprain,” Ross said during his arrival to Cincinnati after being selected No. 9 overall. “I had to go ask my doctors, I was like 'Was this me?" I had to check my medical history. I don't remember none of that happening.”

    Eventually, Ross asked that his agent issue a statement with the specifics on the three injuries he endured during his four years at the University of Washington.

    Still, the pre-draft media circus already took over. Durability became as much part of his story as the record-setting 4.22-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine. ... 101597280/

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