Lauren Silberman injury: Female kicker hurts leg in tryout


Lauren Silberman's bid to become the first female player in NFL history came to an end with a leg injury.

Lauren Silberman became the first woman to try out for an NFL team when she participated in the New York/New Jersey Regional Scouting Combine, but she will not be the first woman to play for an NFL team. A leg injury sidelined her after only two kickoffs on Sunday, bringing an end to her bid to play in the NFL.

Silberman's first kick went only 16 yards and she appeared to injure herself on the kick. She took another kick, but that one was even worse, flying just 14 yards.

Before Silberman could try a third time, she asked for the trainer. After consulting with the trainer, Silberman walked off the field and was evaluated further. She did not return to action.

Silberman did almost give it another try, walking back out on the field, but she would not kick again. She walked with a noticeable limp and after being cautioned by trainers, did not try to kick again.

A former soccer player, Silberman had never played football before. She hoped that the time she spent with video games would give her an advantage, but the 28-year-old never really got a chance to kick due to her injury and will not make an NFL team right now.

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