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Ohio State RB Dobbins considering 40 with ankle, hamstring problems

Field Level Media
27 Feb 2020, 03:19 GMT+10

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins is considering running the 40-yard dash at Lucas Oil Stadium on Friday despite multiple injuries.

Dobbins isn't fully recovered from an ankle injury and also has been fighting a hamstring strain.

"I'm still working through it," Dobbins said. "If I'm not 100 percent, then I don't want to go out there and not be 100 percent and not show my full potential.

"It depends. We'll see."

Dobbins, who had 174 yards in the Fiesta Bowl loss to Clemson while playing through the injury, said he wouldn't make a final call on his workout until Friday. He estimated his hamstring was at least 90-percent healthy and is two months removed from the high ankle sprain.

Dobbins ran for 2,003 yards with 21 rushing TDs in 2019 and compared his game to Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey.

"He's built a lot like me. Maybe a little taller," Dobbins said. "But he's definitely a tough runner, and he can do anything."

--By Jeff Reynolds, Field Level Media

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