clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Report: Teez Tabor injured hamstring ‘badly’ during Lions workout

The newest pick of the Lions reportedly suffered an injury while working out for Detroit.

NCAA Football: Georgia vs Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

While Detroit Lions fans continue to argue over the team’s second-round selection of Teez Tabor, there may be a bigger issue brewing with the pick. According to a report from Ian Rapoport, Tabor suffered what sounds like a significant injury while working out for the Lions:

During his collegiate career, Tabor had a very clean bill of health during his three years in Florida, but this isn’t the first we’ve heard of Tabor dealing with a hamstring injury. Back during the NFL Combine, Tabor mentioned that he “tweaked” his hamstring, which, he claims, contributed to his poor measurements.

“Teams have been shocked that I ran that slow, because they know I don't play slow -- they watch the film,” Tabor told Rapoport back early April.

If the injury truly did affect his performance at the combine—including his surprisingly low 40-yard dash time of 4.62 seconds—it could alleviate some concerns about his ability to play in the NFL.

But the way Rapoport frames the injury now seems worrisome. “Injured his hamstring badly” certainly seems much more severe than a “tweak.” We’ll continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds as the Lions are sure to face questions about it later on Friday night.

Subscribe to PODD

After winning their first NFC North title in 30 years, the Lions have unfinished business this offseason. Stay updated with Jeremy Reisman through Pride of Detroit Direct, our newsletter offering up exclusive analysis. Sign up with NFCNORTH30 to get 30% off after your free trial.