Sep 1, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio (71) on the line of scrimmage during the second quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Cowboys Stadium. Alabama beat Michigan 41-14. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Cyrus Kouandjio's Doctors Refute Injury Claims

As a true freshman, Kouandjio missed the last half of the season due to a torn ACL but never missed another game at Alabama.

Last month following former Alabama tackle Cyrus Kouandjio’s disappointing NFL Combine appearance, it was rumored that he might have failed a physical at the combine due to a bad knee as the result of a bad surgery. The rumors also stated that Kouandjio’s knee may already be arthritic as a result.

Today both Dr. James Andrews and Alabama’s team doctor Lyle Cain refuted the claims, which were spread primarily by NFL reporter Ian Rapoport. Andrews said that the claims of Kouandjio having suffered a “failed knee surgery” were “not even close the truth” and he went as far as to send all 32 teams fresh medical reports on Kouandjio.

Cain went on to say that Kouandjio has had no swelling, no pain, and has never had the knee drained since the surgery, and that claims about Kouandjio’s knee have been blown far out of proportion.

Cyrus Kouandjio will have the opportunity to make up for his poor combine performance on Alabama’s March 12th Pro Day in Tuscaloosa.

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