He suffered a meniscus injury that requires surgery but will not keep him out of the entire season. That surgery is reportedly scheduled for tomorrow.
In fact, if all goes right, he’ll be ready for the Dolphins’ season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sept. 10. However, Ramsey playing in the opener might fall under the category of “just because you can do something, it doesn’t mean you should.”
Jalen Ramsey Injury Update
Ramsey was the first to reveal that he will miss time due to his injury, writing the following on Twitter early Thursday:
“I’ll be back on that field stronger than ever… in due time! This SO minor for God’s child! I trust fully & know He got me! Im forever grateful to worship His name! I know my brothers gone hold it down until I’m back tho! Appreciate the love & support! Time to get right!”
A short time later, ESPN revealed the context: Ramsey damaged his meniscus and needs to get it fixed. The recovery time for that repair usually runs 6-8 weeks, but doctors probably won’t know the true severity of the injury until they open up his knee.
NFL Network later reported that if he needs a full repair, Ramsey might not play until December.
What this means:
If there was any chance that Ramsey was going to appear in the preseason, that chance is now gone.
But beyond that, things are a bit murky.
The Dolphins open the season in six and a half weeks, so if Ramsey didn’t suffer significant damage and he’s a quick healer, there’s a chance he’s ready for Week 1.
We don’t know the Dolphins’ advice to him, but our guess is it’s similar to ours: Don’t push it.
Under Mike McDaniel’s leadership, the Dolphins have made it a habit to bring their hurt guys back slowly to avoid any setbacks or reaggravation.
You can be sure that they’ll be extra cautious with Ramsey, who is arguably their best player and perhaps the best cornerback in all of football.
In the meantime, Ramsey’s spot on the field should be in good hands with Kader Kohou, who had a breakthrough rookie season and was on track to be the team’s No. 3 corner in 2023.
As for what Ramsey will be thinking about while recovering, he had a message for everyone on Twitter: “That end of the season push gon be legendary! 🙏🏾🧡🧡”
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