Kendall Sheffield hoped to prove his speed at the NFL combine, but will instead have to show how quick he can heal.
According to The Columbus Dispatch, the former Ohio State cornerback suffered a torn pectoral muscle during his bench-press test at the combine on Sunday and will undergo an MRI exam to determine the severity of the injury.
Sheffield told NFL Media on Monday that the left pectoral was partically torn but confirmed surgery won’t be needed. He was seen supporting his fellow cornerbacks while sporting a sling.
Sheffield is the second Buckeyes player in two years to tear a pectoral muscle during the bench press after offensive lineman Billy Price suffered the same injury at last year’s event. Price underwent surgery but was still selected by the Bengals with the No. 21 overall pick.
Sheffield, 22, was honorable mention all-Big Ten in 2018 after leading Ohio State in pass breakups with 10.