It seems like now those questions have been answered today, and not in any kind of way that's good for Jonathan Stewart. It was a very big ouchie. The kind of ouchie that requires surgery. Doctors cut up his toe, and the surgery's going to sideline him for four-to-six months.
Now, Stewart could still be ready for Week 1 action. The effect it has on his career as a whole should be minimal. But this is the NFL draft we're talking about, where every detail is pored over like the Zapruder film, and something like toe surgery could send a running back plummeting down draft boards. It's a shame, but it could happen.
Bad news for Stewart, but maybe good news for teams looking for a steal at the back end of the first round. I think Stewart's slightly underrated when compared to, say, Darren McFadden. He's not as fast (still pretty fast, though), but he's stronger (the guy is built like a brick outhouse), he drives better with his legs, and I trust him to pick up the tough yards more than I would McFadden.
Good luck with your little piggies, Mr. Stewart.
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