IRVING, Texas -- The excitement of the Nike Football Training Camp had the wind taken out of its sails momentarily when ESPNU 150 Watch List wide receiver Ra'Shaad Samples went down with a lower left leg injury Sunday at the Cowboys' training facility.
Samples, one of the nation's most highly touted receivers, sustained the injury at the end of a play against a camp defender. The severity of the injury is still unknown, but Samples was carted off and greeted by the cheers of receivers, defensive backs and onlookers.
"It looks like it's a severe ankle injury," said Reginald Samples, Ra'Shaad's father and the coach of the Skyline football team. "We'll know more on Monday or Tuesday. Everything is shut down for now, so we didn't get a chance for a full evaluation.
"He's got a plastic cast on for now. He's wearing a little wrap and some cloth on it. We will go in Monday and see what the doctors say."
Prior to the injury, Samples was having the kind of camp worthy enough to be considered the MVP of the receivers. He is currently balancing 33 offers from schools such as Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Cal, USC and Washington.
UPDATE: Samples is out 3-4 months with a fractured fibula. Read more here. (Insider)