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Michigan interior lineman Maurice Hurst was recently diagnosed with a heart condition that will prevent him from taking part in the NFL Combine this weekend. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's brutal news for Hurst, who was projected to be a top-20 overall pick in the NFL Draft. At this point, it's not about football, but more about this young man's health. He will undergo further testing this week.

USC running back Ronald Jones pulled up limping during his 40-yard dash that came in at an unofficial 4.66 seconds.

Fantasy Impact: Jones was reportedly dealing with a hamstring injury from a few weeks ago that still wasn't fully healed, though he wanted to push through it. It seems likely that his day is now over, which is less-than-ideal considering how loaded this running back class is. He'll still come off the board by day two, but there was potential for him to get into the first-round discussion with a good showing at the Combine. Jones is one of the running backs who is expected to make a fantasy impact in year one.

Notre Dame offensive lineman Mike McGlinchey will not participate in the 40-yard dash portion of the NFL Combine.

Fantasy Impact: He apparently suffered a hamstring injury a few weeks back and he's playing it safe here. It's not as an important of an event for offensive lineman as it is for the skill position players, so it's not really considered a big deal. He will take part in all of the other on-field activities, which is the area he'll look to impress. He's currently expected to be a first-round pick, though his performance at the Combine could determine how high he'll go.

Notre Dame offensive lineman Quenton Nelson will not run the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.

Fantasy Impact: He apparently tweaked his hamstring during warm-ups, forcing him to pull out of the sprint portion of the Combine. He will, however, participate in all of the other drills. As of now, the expectations are that Nelson will be picked inside the top-10 of the NFL Draft. It's unlikely that this changes anything with his draft stock.

Former Ohio State offensive lineman Billy Price partially tore his pectoral muscle while doing the bench press at the NFL Combine on Thursday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's obviously a massive blow to the potential first-round pick. As an interior lineman who can play both guard and center, there were likely multiple teams looking into him. After an MRI, they have still yet to determine whether or not surgery is needed, but it's not a great situation. Price is surely to fall down draft boards, though it's now a question as to how far.

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert announced that LB Ryan Shazier (spine) will miss the entire 2018 season. "Ryan Shazier won’t play in 2018. He knows that and we know that," Colbert said Wednesday. (Source: Jeff Zrebiec on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As expected Shazier will not play in 2018. Although the 25-year-old linebacker vowed to play again, it won't be this year, despite the uplifting news that he began walking again (with assistance) a few weeks back. Since the Steelers' defense clearly struggled since the point Shazier suffered the severe injury that put his career in question -- back in Week 13 -- I believe they will address his void with a veteran addition this offseason.

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) is cleared for OTAs in the spring. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Eifert, 27, underwent micro-disc surgery in the midst of the 2017 season, which landed him on IR. However, fast-forward a few months and per Schefter's report, Eifert is on track to be a full-go for OTAs in the spring. Eifert, a five-year veteran in the NFL, has never completed a full 16-game season. In fact, the closest he's ever come was in his rookie 2013 campaign in which he appeared in 15 games. In the four seasons since, he's only appeared in one, 13, eight and two games in each year sequentially since 2014. A free agent this offseason, Eifert could be looking elsewhere for work -- the Bengals may only be willing to offer the oft-injured TE a short-term prove-it deal. And even if Eifert returns to Cincinnati for 2018, I fully believe the team will bring in someone to compete and/ or as an insurance policy for Eifert.