Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Raiders first-round WR Henry Ruggs got stitches in his thigh, but did not suffer any muscular damage during an incident last month when he was pinned between a trailer and a car while helping a friend move.
According to Schefter, Ruggs is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
Shortly after the news surfaced that Ruggs was involved in a moving accident, his father, Henry Ruggs Jr, explained the situation to Wesley Sinor of AL.com.
“He was trying to move a trailer or something — move furniture or something — and the trailer just kind of pinned him against a car or a wall or something,” Henry Ruggs Jr. said. “He’s pretty much OK, I’m about to go out there and see him in a little bit. It was just like a little open wound on his leg, a little incision. Like something had stuck him right there on his thigh a little bit.”
Ruggs Jr added that his son was using crutches to get around at the time, but had yet to visit the doctor.
“With this COVID-19 stuff still going on, they wouldn’t let anybody in,” Ruggs Jr. said. “He’s just having to walk on crutches. Not putting as much pressure on it.”
Ruggs, 21, was a two-year starter at Alabama. The Raiders used the No. 12 overall pick in the first round of this year’s draft on him.
Ruggs is projected to sign a four-year, $16,671,626 contract that includes a $9,684,819 signing bonus. The contract includes a fifth-year option for the Raiders to pick up for the 2024 season.
During his three-year college career at Alabama, Ruggs caught 98 passes for 1,716 yards receiving and 24 touchdowns to go along with 75 yards rushing on two carries and one touchdown over the course of 40 games. He also totaled 525 kick return yards and 46 punt return yards.