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Ohio State’s Kendall Sheffield reportedly tore pectoral muscle at NFL Combine

The injury sounds frighteningly similar to the one Billy Price suffered last year.

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UPDATE: According to NFL writer Eric Edholm, Sheffield did in fact suffer a torn left pectoral muscle. This will obviously end his combine, and will set him up for a difficult recovery, as he attempts to come back for the start of the NFL season.

On Monday, the 2019 NFL Combine is set to wrap up with the defensive backs’ on-field workouts. The lone Ohio State alum scheduled to participate is Kendall Sheffield. A Big Ten track champion, Sheffield is expected to be one of, if not the, fastest player at the combine.

However, on Sunday, while bench pressing for scouts, Sheffield appears to have suffered an injury which appears to be frighteningly familiar to Buckeye fans.

According to the Draft Network and SB Nation’s Benjamin Solak, on the seventh rep of his bench press, Sheffield screamed in pain, and needed assistance to get the bar re-racked.

At last year’s combine, OSU center Billy Price tore his pectoral muscle on the third rep of his bench press session, and while no official diagnosis has been revealed for Sheffield, it sounds painfully similar to what Price went through last year.

Price was able to defy the odds and make it back in time to start the season on time for the Cincinnati Bengals, although, he did suffer another injury that kept him out of six games of the 2018 season.

Sheffield was originally scheduled to meet with the media at 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, but as of now, there is no confirmation as to whether he will still be made available or not.

We wish Kendall the best, and hope that this won’t hamper his draft status.