Lauren Silberman, a 28-year-old former Wisconsin club soccer player, became the first woman to compete at an NFL regional scouting combine this Sunday. Unfortunately the results are not going to exactly pave a clean path for future females. Lauren was forced to end her tryout early after apparently re-injuring her quadriceps. Lauren attempted just two kicks and neither of them traveled for more than 19 yards. You can see one of them below.
According to FOX SPORTS:
Silberman said she suffered a quadriceps injury while preparing for the tryout earlier in the week, and attributed her struggles to that.
”I tried staying off it and waited for today,” she said. ”I didn’t even take kicks in warmups, and, it’s pretty hard to know that you’ll be in pain and I wanted to work through it and I certainly tried to, but I just couldn’t do it today.”
Lauren Silberman trying out here at the NY/NJ regional combine. vine.co/v/bHuME7n7FJB
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 3, 2013