Miami Dolphins star Jalen Ramsey needs knee surgery after injuring his leg in practice and WILL MISS the start of the regular season
Cornerback Jalen Ramsey was injured late in practice for the Miami Dolphins on Thursday and now needs knee surgery.
Ramsey was up against wide receiver Tyreek Hill in an 11-on-11 practice when the injury occurred. He fell grabbing his left knee and was picked up by trainers.
He is now expected to miss the start of the regular season but his ACL is not damaged, according to NFL inside Adam Schefter.
Ramsey himself tweeted on Thursday: “I’ll be back on this ground stronger than ever…in due time!” This minor SI for a child of God! I have complete confidence and I know he got me! I am eternally grateful to worship His name! I know my brothers are gone, hold it down until I’m back!
Ramsey was assisted but didn’t appear to put any weight on the leg before being carried off the field at the end of the second full team practice of Miami’s training camp.
Cornerback Jalen Ramsey was sent off with an apparent leg injury at the end of practice
Ramsey was up against Tyreek Hill in an 11v11 drill when the injury occurred
‘Everyone is worried about him,’ said security Jevon Holland, ‘but we don’t really know what’s wrong. … He’ll be fine.’
It’s a blow to the Dolphins, who only acquired All-Pro cornerback Ramsey in a trade to the Los Angeles Rams in March.
Ramsey had a successful stint with the Rams, who gave up two first rounds and a fourth to get him out of Jacksonville.
Ramsey won his first Super Bowl title as the Rams defeated Cincinnati in Super Bowl LVI.
He was traded to the Jacksonville Rams in October 2019, after three full seasons with the Jags.
Ramsey was named Pro Bowler in his first three seasons in Los Angeles and was All-Pro in 2020 and 2021.
In return, the Rams got Miami’s 2023 third-round pick and 24-year-old prospect Hunter Long.
On track to be paid $55 million over the next three years as part of a restructured extension with the Dolphins, Ramsey earned the second-most touchdowns as the closest defenseman in the NFL last season. . However, he has recorded four interceptions in each of the past two years, which is his career high.
Ramsey and Xavien Howard (above) were expected to be among the best CB duos in the NFL
Ramsey was also expected to form the NFL’s best cornerback partnership with new teammate Xavien Howard, who has four Pro Bowls and an All-Pro selection to his name.
The pair are coached by half of the best cornerback duos in league history in former Dolphins cornerback Sam Madison, who is now Miami’s cornerbacks coach and game play specialist. passes.
Ramsey, a six-time Pro Bowl draft pick, had 77 tackles and four interceptions during the Rams’ Super Bowl-winning 2021 season. Last season, he had a career-high 88 tackles and four interceptions.
Ramsey’s arrival was the second major defensive overhaul of Miami’s offseason this year, following the signing of longtime coach Vic Fangio as the team’s new defensive coordinator in February.