The first woman to partake in NFL trials lasted just two kicks, before injury prematurely ended her hopes of a professional contract.
During Sunday’s regional trials in New Jersey, 28-year-old Lauren Silberman aggravated an apparent thigh injury, forcing her to leave the trials.
Silberman, who was hoping to become the first female NFL star, completed just two kicks before retiring from the trials with injury. Silberman’s first kick went just 19 yards, while her second managed a measly 13 yards. It is believed Silberman aggravated the injury earlier in the week and struggled to shake it off, putting an end to her NFL hopes.
Silberman became the first woman to take part in the trials ,following a 2011 ruling that removed the constraints preventing women from joining the NFL.
“I’ve always been an athlete, and I’ve always been a gamer,” Silberman commented. “When I had the opportunity to be in the NFL, one of the world’s most competitive leagues, I absolutely had to take the chance.
“I would certainly be very, very excited and happy if I had the opportunity to try again, but it’s not up to me. It’s up to the scouts.”