Jalen Ramsey reacts to knee injury and surgery news

Dolphins cornerback Jalen Ramsey addresses reporters at the team facility Thursday.Img 9675
Dolphins cornerback Jalen Ramsey addresses reporters at the team facility Thursday.Img 9675 /

Former FSU standout defensive back Jalen Ramsey suffered a knee injury Thursday at the Miami Dolphins preseason training camp.

The injury involves the meniscus, but it appears his ACL is intact, which means it’s not a season-ending injury.

Ramsey was one of the big acquisitions by the Miami Dolphins in the offseason. Ramsey signed a three-year contract worth 55 million dollars, with 33.5 million guaranteed.

Ramsey is 28-years old and heading into his eighth year in the NFL. He’s still regarded as one of the top cornerbacks in the league and enjoyed having one of the highest Madden ratings, along with former FSU teammate Derwin James.

Jalen Ramsey Reacts


It’s important to note Jalen Ramsey has been able to stay relatively healthy during his NFL career. This most recent injury is to his left knee, and he had a meniscus issue in his right knee as a NFL Rookie in 2016.

He had a lower back injury in 2019, that forced him to miss three games. He had a grade two LCL sprain that same year. Ramsey suffered a grade one knee strain in 2021, and had shoulder/AC joint sprains in both shoulders that same year.

The shoulder injuries required surgery, as did the first knee injury in 2016. It’ll be interesting to see if he tries to come back before the December timetable or if he decides to miss the entire season. I’m sure it’ll depend on how the surgery goes, and how the Dolphins look on the field could be a factor.

Knowing how competitive Ramsey is, I’d say he’s going to try and play at some point this season, but would it be worth it if the Dolphins are not meeting expectations?

I’m not saying they won’t, but would it be worth the risk instead of sitting out and allowing more time to heal and rehab?

Either way, it looks like Ramsey is in good spirits, and I wish him the best in recovery from the injury.

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