Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the initial MRI on Bills rookie LB Reggie Ragland’s knee revealed what appears to be a partial ACL tear. However, Schefter adds that Buffalo is confident it is not fully torn.
According to Schefter, the Bills have scheduled a second opinion of Ragland’s MRI for Monday, which will determine how much time he’ll miss due to this injury.
This is still disappointing news for the Bills, who have already lost first-round OLB Shaq Lawson for a period of time after he underwent shoulder surgery after this year’s draft.
Ragland, 22, was taken with the No. 41 overall pick by the Bills a few weeks ago. Some expected him to be a first-round selection, but reports mentioned that Ragland was medically flagged for an enlarged aorta before the draft.
It’s hard to say if this really impacted his draft status, but the Bills were clearly fine with his health.
According to OverTheCap.com, Ragland receives a four-year contract worth $5,841,370 to go along with a signing bonus of $2,448,268.
During his college career at Alabama, Ragland recorded 220 tackles, 17.5 tackles for a loss, four sacks, four forced fumbles, three recoveries, an interception and 10 pass defenses.