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Injury update on 2020 NFL Draft prospect Michael Pinckney

Injury update on 2020 NFL Draft prospect Michael Pinckney
Oct 6, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes linebacker Michael Pinckney (56) celebrates with the turn over chain after intercepting a pass during the second half against the Florida State Seminoles at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

During our coverage of Shrine Game practices, we reported that linebacker Michael Pinckney was struggling with a hip issue he suffered during the 2019 season. With the 2020 NFL Draft just over a month away, here’s an update on the University of Miami Hurricanes linebacker.

Pinckney has two injury issues

Sources tell me Pinckney is suffering from two issues – a torn labrum in his hip as well as a sports hernia. Surgery is needed to fix both issues and Pinckney is likely to undergo procedures to fix the injuries in the coming weeks.

Despite training for the NFL Scouting Combine, the senior linebacker did not participate in any testing due to the injuries, which were causing severe pain. Pinckney won’t work out during the Hurricanes Pro Day and is not expected to work out any time prior to the draft.

Because the injuries were sustained during the 2019 season, there was good reason for the issues to be addressed by the school and for Pinckney to shut it down. However, he played in 12 games, racking up 64 total tackles and 5 sacks.

Pinckney entered the season graded as a late-round prospect by scouts. We’ll see how that stands up during the NFL Draft.

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