Ohio St. C Billy Price injured his pectoral muscle at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine yesterday as you can see in the tweet above.
As of this moment, it’s being reported as a “partially torn pectoral muscle”. Making things more muddled is that despite getting an MRI this morning, no decision has been made on whether or not he’ll require surgery.
NFL Network National Insider Ian Rapoport is reporting that Price met with teams last night and is scheduled to meet with reporters shortly. Perhaps we’ll be able to update this with some supplemental information.
It is a worrisome turn of events for Price. He’s a potential first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, an outcome we’ve seen mocked often to the Los Angeles Rams with the 23rd overall pick. We’ve seen similar issues plague prospects’ draft outcomes before, so I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if this pushes him down draft boards depending on the ultimate severity of the injury.
I’ll update this as more information is made available.
(UPDATED at 10:08am ET)
I’m still a bit skeptical until he gets that second opinion and everything checks out, but he’s saying he’ll be ready for training camp.
OSU OL Billy Price said he suffered an “incomplete pec tear’ and he will be ready for training camp. Getting a second opinion. He is “definitely happy it is something minor.”— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 2, 2018
Billy Price said it wasn't a complete tear on his pec. At the moment, no surgery but he's getting a second opinion. As of now, Price said he shouldn't miss any time in 2018.— Conor Orr (@ConorOrr) March 2, 2018
Price said he told his agents "we're not running from this." Stuck around at the combine today for his media availability. Met with about 3/4 of NFL teams this week.— Conor Orr (@ConorOrr) March 2, 2018
Billy Price is relieved based on the MRI results doesn’t need surgery will seek a second opinion. #NFLCombine2018 pic.twitter.com/9BH1MjLY3t— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) March 2, 2018