Paea Hurts Knee At Senior Bowl Practice


Ted Miller has bad news about Oregon St.'s Stephen Paea, who has injured his knee in preparations for the Senior Bowl. Paea will undergo surgery Thursday to repair the lateral meniscus in his right knee, after an MRI revealed the damage, and will miss Saturday's Senior Bowl game in Mobile, Alabama. "I hurt it on the second play of practice. They said I sprained it," Paea said. "It sucks, but I'll be back as soon as possible. I'll get back to work and get back on the field. It could have been a lot worse." It it isn't a disaster, and Paea may still draft high, assuming a full recovery. But the bench press record at the combine may survive, and Paea might slide some spots on draft day. (Updated)