Henry Ruggs Suffers Off-Field Injury

Raiders first-round pick Henry Ruggs III will be on the mend for a stretch. The former Alabama standout suffered a thigh injury while helping a friend move furniture Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets.

Ruggs’ father said his son is walking on crutches currently but added that he is “pretty much OK.”

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, via AL.com’s Wesley Sinor. “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 is expected to be fine, per the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Vincent Bonsignore (on Twitter), and with the offseason likely not to feature minicamps, the draft’s top speed merchant may well be ready to participate in training camp. But Ruggs, who is expected to be an immediate Raiders contributor, will be on the shelf for the time being.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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    • turkmurpson

      Yes a trailer. You know, the thing that attaches to the back of a truck or SUV, generally has two wheels, and people put couches or appliances on them when they move. On smaller trailers, people generally pick the hitch side up to connect it to the vehicle. Maybe the driver pinned him by accident? Hopefully the kid is ok and has a long healthy career.

      • dynamite drop in monty

        Ah, yeah that makes more sense. I was picturing the back end of a tractor trailer or a trailer home. Thanks, condescending jerk!

        • agentx

          The image of Ruggs picking up the back of a tractor trailer is more entertaining, though.

  1. crosseyedlemon

    Well at least the Raiders finally drafted someone with a strong work ethic.

    • chieflove42

      a good friend helping someone move is a good sign they got a team player

      • burrow_is_a_bust

        I’m not alone everyone has this rage with the, I’m the only one with a pair tht will say it to all u libs

        • I give no fox

          The guy puffing his chest up behind the protection of Internet anonymity. You don’t have a pair, friend. You are an insecure, frightened little boy. You are an absolute joke and the only place you feel comfortable saying these things is hiding behind your keyboard. Keep on trolling you sad little boy

          • earmbrister

            He most likely has a teeny weenie pair, like the small handed Lyin’King …

        • mcdusty49

          It ain’t a matter of politics anymore bud, it’s a matter of human rights…you are the element that creates this nonsense

    • Darryl Rhubarb

      I would like to recommend having a no tolerance policy on political talk, unless it’s baseball politics

    • washington_bonercats

      Congrats Burrow! Now every time I see your name on any article I will be reminding the readers that they should not take your comments seriously as they were uttered by a racist, delusional fool. Again, congrats!

  2. Jax4151036

    Wow…. I wonder what he was really doing lol. I highly doubt this story is totally true but none the less he’s gotta be smarter than that. not a great way to start your NFL career.

  3. HubcapDiamondStarHalo

    ““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…”

    Well, at least we know exactly what happened, or something.

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