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Jaguars First-Round DB Jalen Ramsey Suffers Knee Injury, Getting 2nd Opinion


Dan Granziano of ESPN reports that Jaguars DB Jalen Ramsey has two treatment options for his small meniscus tear that could force him to miss either 4-6 weeks or 4-6 months, depending on which he chooses.

  • Former NFL physician David Chao mentions that there’s a 90 percent chance that Ramsey will require a menisectomy, which would leave him with the shorter timetable to return.
  • Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk points out that Ramsey previously had microfracture surgery on the knee he recently injured during his sophomore year in high school.


The Jaguars have released a statement regarding the news that first-round DB Jalen Ramsey recently suffered a knee injury.



Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that first-round DB Jalen Ramsey suffered a knee injury that has been characterized as a small meniscus tear.

  • Rapoport adds that Ramsey is expected to get a second opinion regarding the knee injury as early as next week.
  • Assuming all goes well with the second opinion, Rapoport mentions that it’s possible Ramsey could be back for the start of training camp, or at least that’s the hope.
  • The Jaguars have confirmed the report, according to Ryan O’Halloran.

Last year, the Jaguars lost first-round DE Dante Fowler for the season, due to a torn ACL, and while this doesn’t appear to be as serious, it’s still a big concern for Jacksonville.

Ramsey has yet to sign his rookie contract just like Fowler a year ago, but that didn’t prevent the Jaguars from signing Fowler the deal he would have gotten before the injury.

Ramsey, 21, was taken with the No. 5 overall pick by the Jaguars. Ramsey was reportedly being considered by the Cowboys at No. 4 overall and Ravens even attempted to move up for him with Dallas, so he was really a popular player at the top of the draft.

Ramsey is another intriguing, high-upside addition to the Jaguars’ defense along with Fowler and Myles Jack.

During his three-year career at Florida State, Ramsey recorded 181 tackles, 15.5 tackles for a loss, five sacks, three interceptions, four forced fumbles, two recoveries, and 22 pass defenses.

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