Defensive tackle Dorsey says he's not concerned about right tibia injury

2/24/2008 - NFL

LSU defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey, who is considered one of the top players in the 2008 draft, said he's not concerned about his injured right tibia.

Dorsey said he had a hairline fracture of the tibia during the summer of 2006. The injury happened when he bumped into a weight in the weight room. Reports at the scouting combine in Indianapolis started to surface Sunday that an NFL doctor had serious concerns about the lingering effects of the fracture. NFLDraftScout.com reported Sunday that a doctor had serious concerns about the injury.

"I have no health concerns," Dorsey said. "I haven't missed a game since I've been at LSU. Everybody gets nicked up. Who doesn't go through a season without bumps and bruises. I don't think there is a problem at all. None of the teams have come to me about injuries at all.''

Dorsey said the area around the hairline fracture has calcified. He underwent tests by doctors from 9 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

"I had MRIs, CAT scans, everything," he said. "They had stingers from high school they wanted to catch. You've got to stay patient and know it's going to pay off some day."

John Clayton is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com.