Newsday: Hamstring injury slows Maysonet

02/18/2013 1:00 PM |
ROBERT O'ROURK FILE PHOTO  |  Miguel Maysonet will not the 40-yard dash at this week's NFL scouting combine.

ROBERT O’ROURK FILE PHOTO | Miguel Maysonet will not run the 40-yard dash at this week’s NFL scouting combine.

During training for this week’s NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis, Miguel Maysonet popped a hamstring, which will prevent him from running the 40-yard dash — a key measurement scouts use in ranking skill players like running backs, Newsday reported.

Maysonet, who is working out at the TEST Football Academy in New Jersey, placed his hamstring condition at 75 to 80 percent healed but said: “I’ll be able to do some stuff at the combine. I probably won’t be running the 40. I don’t want to go to the combine and run a really bad time and embarrass myself. I’d rather get it better, so I’ll probably just run at my pro day.”

Maysonet, who completed his senior season for Stony Brook University this fall, was one of 38 running backs invited to the combine. Aside from physical tests, the combined features meetings with the NFL Players Association, psychological testing and interviews with teams. The 40-yard dash was originally going to be on the fourth day of the combine. Other physical tests include vertical and broad jumps, three-cone drill and shuttle run.

Maysonet led the Blue Waves to an undefeated season in 2008.

Read the full Newsday story here.