Jalen Ramsey Suffers Knee Injury

9:10pm: Ramsey’s ailing knee is the same one he had microfracture surgery on as a sophomore in high school, writes Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk. However, it didn’t cause him any issues during his Florida State career, per ESPN’s Adam Caplan (on Twitter). Evidence: Ramsey started every game in his three years as a Seminole.

8:38pm: There’s a 90 percent chance that Ramsey will require a meniscectomy, which is a trim and not a full repair, tweets Dr. David Chao of SiriusXM. If that proves to be the case, Ramsey will be in for a shorter recovery timeline, per Chao. A full repair would have the potential to keep Ramsey out up to six months, as noted below (Twitter link via ESPN’s Dr. Mark Adickes).

3:09pm: Depending on the second opinion and the treatment option he goes with, Ramsey could miss 4-6 weeks or 4-6 months, a source tells Dan Graziano of ESPN.com (on Twitter).

2:41pm: Jaguars first-round pick Jalen Ramsey has suffered a right knee injury, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. The injury is being characterized as a small meniscus tear. The team has since confirmed the news via press release. Jalen Ramsey (vertical)

The No. 5 overall pick will be re-examined early next week to get a second opinion on the matter. If all goes well, the Jags hope that he could be back by the start of training camp.

Of course, this marks the second straight year in which a Jaguars’ first-round pick has suffered an injury before taking the field. The Jaguars are hoping that the prognosis for the FSU product is a lot better than that of Florida pass-rusher Dante Fowler Jr. Fowler missed all of the 2015 season after tearing his ACL in a minicamp practice.

Ramsey was highly coveted by the Cowboys who were selecting at No. 4, but they opted instead to take Ohio State product Ezekiel Elliott. Once that happened, the Jaguars pounced on the opportunity to grab the top defensive back in this year’s draft at No. 5. Ramsey has a high ceiling and his ability to play either safety or cornerback makes him even more valuable. Hopefully, his knee injury will not hamper him going forward.

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  1. mcdusty31

    Wow…time for the Jags to start keeping their first round draft picks wrapped in bubble wrap until the season starts

  2. assumptions

    2 years in a row cannot be an accident. Someone is sabotaging this team from the inside..

  3. bravesfan88

    Jacksonville is quickly becoming one of my favorite teams to follow, and in the past year or two they’ve assembled a pretty talented and deep squad on paper.

    Obviously at QB they have Bortles, with a solid, veteran back-up in Chad Henne.

    At RB they now can boast an excellent one, two punch in TJ Yeldon and Chris Ivory. Following those two will be a quite capable weapon in Denard Robinson as well.

    Although their WR group doesn’t get alot of press or headlines, collectively I think they are one of the best in the AFC. Robinson, Lee, and Hurns form an excellent 3-headed group that go out every game and get the job done. I think their #4 Rashad Greene could also emerge this year, making their WR group even better.

    Although their TE’s are really just additions to the pass catching arsenal in Thomas and Lewis. They are arguably one of the best TE pairs in the NFL, and if healthy they could truly help Bortles continue to build upon his success thus far.

    One area where I’m not totally sold in the Jaguars is their OL. I thought they could use some sizeable improvement this season, and I’m not quite sure if they really made the necessary moves to bolster their line enough in order for their offense to take the next step forward. Although, I easily could be wrong, I guess time will tell and ultimately choose a verdict.

    If Beacham entrenched himself as the starting LT, Bernadeau works out at LG, and Linder works out at Center then this line could be solid enough to win 9 or so games, but that’s quite a few ifs…My main concern is really Linder becoming an effective Center, but again time will tell…

    Where this team is really getting fun to watch is on the defensive side of the ball. Fowler Jr., Jack, Ngakoue, Day, and the aforementioned Ramsey can and I believe will spike this defense with some youth and enthusiasm.

    Ultimately, I think those additions from the rookies, along with the solid play of veterans like Malik Jackson, Roy Miller, Abry Jones, Alualu, Bennett, Poz, Telvin Smith, and Dan “the man” Skuta lol, will ultimately put this defense over the top.

    One area of concern I do however have is their secondary, but add in the additions of Ramsey, Amukamara and Gipson to their group and I’m a little more intrigued with possibly seeing their secondary GREATLY improve.

    Ultimately, as constructed, I think this is a 8-8, to 10-6 team, with 9-7 being my guess, but their future is VERY bright and they are definitely trending in the right direction!!

    • mcdusty31

      I’m so glad you wrote an offseason review for the Jaguars…do you have your own website I can go to so I don’t have to come on this one?

      • mrpadre19

        And we’re “really” glad you chose the injured Smith over the healthy Jack!


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