The Jacksonville Jaguars wouldn’t have any luck if not for the bad variety.
After losing last year’s first-round pick Dante Fowler for his entire rookie season to a knee injury in his first practice, the team is now facing the possibility of being without this year’s top pick Jalen Ramsey.
According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Ramsey suffered a small meniscus tear tear in his knee:
#Jaguars 1st-round pick Jalen Ramsey has suffered a knee injury, source said. Characterized now as a small meniscus tear. 2nd opinion coming
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 19, 2016
Ramsey, the fifth overall pick in last month’s draft, was slated to start at cornerback for the Jaguars as a rookie.
The good news here is that it’s being characterized as a “small meniscus tear,” which gives the Jaguars hope that Ramsey will be able to return by the start of training camp this summer.
According to Rapoport, a second opinion on the injury is coming next week.
This could be good news for the Jaguars. If it is in fact a minor tear, Ramsey’s long-term prognosis for the 2016 season will be good. If not, there’s a chance he could miss substantial action as a rookie.