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Darius Slay has torn meniscus

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02:05 PM ET 04.24 | Mississippi State cornerback Darius Slay has been dealing with a torn meniscus in his knee since his March 6 pro day workout, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. The injury may have happened while he was running the 60-yard shuttle in Starkville. Slay is considered a potential Day 2 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. The timing of the injury news is not ideal, with Day 1 of the NFL Draft set to begin Thursday, though it is likely that NFL teams have known about the injury for a while now and the media is just now catching wind. In any case, Slay's draft stock could take a hit as a result. He is currently ranked as the No. 74 overall prospect and No. 9 cornerback in this year's draft class by SB Nation's Dan Kadar. Fortunately for Slay, a torn meniscus is relatively easy to recover from. Depending on the severity of the injury, surgery may or may not be required before he can play his rookie season. The bigger issue, as Florio points out, is that Slay could have recurring problems as a result of missing cartilage in his knee.

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April 24, 2013  02:33 PM ET

He might have to be a Walk On!

 
April 24, 2013  06:53 PM ET

Slay it's not so...

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