UCLA linebacker Myles Jack will not attend the second and third rounds of the NFL draft, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
Jack, who slipped out of the first round despite being invited to the green room on Thursday, will watch from a Chicago hotel instead of attending the event itself.
Jack’s falling stock came due to concerns about a lingering knee injury. Jack speculated to reporters earlier in the week that he might require microfracture surgery on the knee in the future, a procedure that could conceivably end his career. Schefter reports that specialist Dr. James Andrews, who examined Jack in December, told the linebacker on Friday that he would not need the surgery.
Jack tweeted a video on Friday of himself dunking a basketball, presumably to display his health and explosiveness.
It’s unclear when the video was filmed.
The second round of the draft begins 7 p.m. ET on Friday.