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

Update:

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.

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

https://twitter.com/Jaguars/status/733377697917894656

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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.