Miguel Maysonet, Stony Brook University's star running back who was a product of Riverhead High School, is on his way to the NFL Combine, which begins this Thursday, as the first Seawolf ever to get an invite.
But along the way, he's been working to heal a hamstring injury he sustained while training for the 40-yard dash component of the combine, according to a report published Sunday in Newsday. He may skip running the 40-yard dash at the combine, considered one of the more important tests, according to Newsday.
Maysonet told Newsday his injury was around 80 percent healed: "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."
Pro day at Stony Brook, set for March 21, is the day when several Seawolves will come together to perform a workout for NFL scouts.
Maysonet, who never missed a game during his college career and led the Blue Waves to an undefeated season in 2008, finished the 2012 season with 1,964 yards and 23 touchdowns. He was the runner-up for the Walter Payton Award this year, given to the best college football player in the FCS.
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