The Jacksonville Jaguars announced that first-round CB Jalen Ramsey underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to repair meniscus in right knee. The expectation for Ramsey is that he’ll be able to return in for the team’s training camp this summer.
- Adam Schefter adds that doctors told Ramsey that the surgery on his right knee is expected to sideline him six weeks.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Jaguars first-round CB Jalen Ramsey is scheduled to meet Dr. James Andrews this week regarding the torn meniscus he sustained last week.
According to Schefter, it’s likely that Ramsey will require surgery, but he’s still expected to be back for the team’s season opener against the Packers.
Previous reports have said that Ramsey would either miss 4-6 weeks or 4-6 months, depending on what treatment he undergoes to repair what is considered to be a small meniscus year.
The Jaguars announced earlier in the day that they’ve signed Ramsey to a four-year rookie contract worth $23,350,998 to go along with a signing bonus of $15,182,544.
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, 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.
We’ll have more regarding Ramsey as the news is available.