The Jacksonville Jaguars' 2016 1st-round pick, cornerback Jalen Ramsey, has had successful surgery to correct an injury sustained during OTAs this spring.
The NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported that Ramsey needed surgery to repair a "core muscle injury that developed during organized team activities."
While there is not set date for Ramsey's return to the lineup, it is hopeful that he will be ready to play for the start of the regular season.
Ramsey released his own statement via Jaguars.com:
"To all my supporters and fans, I want you to know that I chose to undergo surgery to treat a minor injury that was very successful. I want to and will be the best version of myself that I can be for the upcoming 2017 season.
"I will attack this rehab, refine my body and work as hard as I ever have to become the best Defensive Back in this league and to make everyone, including my family, teammates and city, proud of who I am.
"I can't wait to be back on the field with the team and show the world how we're rocking this year."
It's as good a time as any for Ramsey to go under the knife with the summer break just beginning.
Ramsey lived up to the hype last season. He managed two interceptions, one of which he even managed to run in for a touchdown. Add in 14 pass breakups, one forced fumble, and 55 solo tackles, and you've got an invaluable asset for the Jags this season.
Here's hoping he made the right call and will be in top form for the start of the season.
Source: Connor Orr - NFL.com · Photo Credit: KEYSTONE PRESS