How Worried Should NFL Teams Be About Tyree Wilson’s Foot Injury?
Despite his general lack of high-end production in the Big 12, Texas Tech DE Tyree Wilson has been projected since the beginning of the draft process as a top pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. NFL teams greatly value size and length out of their edge-rush prospects — and Wilson has both at 6-6, 271 pounds with an absolutely absurd 86-inch wingspan (something you’d expect out of a 7-foot-tall NBA player). Our good friends at Sports Injury Central, led by longtime NFL sideline doc and team physician Dr. David Chao (@ProFootballDoc on Twitter) have concerns not at all related to Wilson’s sparse production profile, but rather, the timeline of his recovery from foot surgery.
Per Sports Injury Central: “He spoke at Texas Tech’s Pro Day, telling reporters the plan was to get the hardware out at the four-month mark and he was advised to not sweat while letting the incision heal. That timeline seems a bit fishy, as the typical route is to remove the hardware sooner than that mark or, alternatively, leave the hardware in for longer to ensure complete healing.”
The Docs go into more on Wilson in the article referenced above (link here) as well as in the video embedded below featuring Dr. Chao. Make sure to check in with Sports Injury Central throughout the draft process and heading into mini-camps, OTAs and training camp to stay ahead of injury news from the most qualified group of professionals to break it all down.
Pro Football Doc analyzes Wilson’s injury, the two procedures he had, and what it means for his NFL Draft stock. :