For the second time in as many years, a Jacksonville Jaguars first-round pick has been forced to the sidelines with an injury suffered in early offseason workouts.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that cornerback Jalen Ramsey has suffered a knee injury that’s currently being characterized as a small meniscus tear. He adds that a second opinion is coming next week and that Ramsey could be back for the start of camp “if all goes well.”
"Jalen Ramsey sustained a small tear to the meniscus in his right knee during phase two on-field workouts," the team said in a statement. "Ramsey is obtaining a second opinion next week. More information will be available when Head Team Physician Dr. Kevin Kaplan and the Jaguars athletic training staff determine the appropriate medical care."
The Florida State product, selected No. 5 overall, joined the Jaguars as the star acquisition of what appeared to be another stellar draft class.
For the time being, the diagnosis can likely be taken as somewhat of a positive, considering the Jaguars lost 2015 first-round pick Dante Fowler Jr.to season-ending knee injury well in advance of his rookie year.