There might not be a more versatile wideout eligible for this year's NFL Draft than Laviska Shenault. However, the talented prospect from the Colorado Buffaloes is dealing with an injury that could affect his stock.
Shenault isn't just a weapon at wide receiver, he's proven that he can be a factor in the running game. Over the past two seasons he's totaled 2,051 scrimmage yards and 17 touchdowns.
Despite working out at the NFL Combine this week, it turns out that Shenault's lingering injury hasn't gone away. In an effort to be ready for rookie minicamp, the superstar wideout will undergo surgery before the draft.
According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, Shenault will have surgery due to a core muscle injury and inflammation of the pubic bone. He's expected to be out of action for 4-6 weeks due to the operation.
Two weeks ago, Laviska Shenault was diagnosed with osteitis pubis. The initial belief was that he wouldn't need surgery, but obviously plans changed. Shenault is projected to go in the first round of the upcoming draft. He'd be a nice addition to a team looking for a spark on offense, such as the Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles. Many analysts believe Shenault is similar to Deebo Samuel, who was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the second round of last year's draft. Unfortunately for Shenault, he'll miss his pro day on March 11 due to the procedure. [
Colorado WR Laviska Shenault, who has been dealing with core muscle injury and inflammation of the pubic bone, will have surgery that is expected to sideline him 4-6 weeks, per league source. Despite the injury, Shenault ran a 4.55 at the combine. But with no improvement, surgery
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 29, 2020