Jimmy Clausen to have surgery

Written by Will Spencer on January 4, 2010



Jimmy Clausen

QB – Notre Dame
Junior
6’3″ 223 lbs



Former Notre Dame quarterback and perhaps the top rated QB in the 2010 NFL Draft, Jimmy Clausen will undergo surgery to fix torn ligaments in his right big toe this week. The injury reportedly occurred sometime in Septemeber, which means Clausen played almost the entire season with the injury. According to reports, Clausen will be unable to workout for 2-3 months, but will throw for scouts in April. This means Clausen will miss the NFL Scouting Combine and will be relying on private workouts for NFL teams.


We’ll monitor this situation to see if it will have any effect on Clausen’s draft stock. Lucky for Clausen, the other top rated QB available, Sam Bradford, is also coming off a surgery that has kept him from working out.

Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009. See all posts by Will Spencer.