Miami Dolphins suffer huge blow as Jalen Ramsey is carted off with a leg injury in practice, just four months after trading for the Super Bowl-winning cornerback
Cornerback Jalen Ramsey was carted off with an apparent leg injury at the end of Thursday’s Miami Dolphins practice.
Ramsey was matched up against receiver Tyreek Hill during an 11-on-11 drill when the injury happened. He went down grabbing at his left knee and was attended to by trainers.
Ramsey was helped up but didn’t appear to put any weight on the leg before he was carted off the field as Miami’s second full-team practice of training camp closed.
‘Everybody’s worried about him,’ said safety Jevon Holland, ‘but we’re not really sure what’s wrong. … He’ll be alright.’
It comes as a huge blow to the Dolphins, who only acquired the All-Pro cornerback Ramsey in a trade with the Los Angeles Rams in March.
Cornerback Jalen Ramsey was carted off with an apparent leg injury at the end of practice
Ramsey was matched up against Tyreek Hill during an 11-on-11 drill when the injury happened
Ramsey enjoyed a successful stint with the Rams, who gave up two first rounders and a fourth to get him out of Jacksonville..
Ramsey won his first Super Bowl title as the Rams defeated Cincinnati in Super Bowl LVI.
He was traded to the Rams from Jacksonville in October of 2019, after three full seasons with the Jags.
Ramsey was named as a Pro Bowler during his first three seasons in LA and was an All-Pro in 2020 and 2021.
In return, the Rams got Miami’s 2023 third-round pick and 24-year-old tight end prospect Hunter Long.
On course to be paid $55million over the next three years in what is a restructured extension with the Dolphins, Ramsey did yield the second-most touchdowns as the nearest defender in the NFL this past season. However, he logged four interceptions in each of the past two years, matching his career high.
Ramsey and Xavien Howard (above) were expected to be among the best CB duos in the NFL
Ramsey was also set to shape the best cornerback partnership in the NFL with new teammate Xavien Howard, who has four Pro Bowls and an All-Pro selection to his name.
The pair are coached by one-half of the best cornerback duos in league history in former Dolphins cornerback Sam Madison, who’s now Miami’s cornerbacks coach and passing game specialist.
Ramsey, a six-time Pro Bowl selection, had 77 tackles and four interceptions during the Rams’ Super Bowl-winning 2021 season. Last season, he had a career-high 88 tackles and four interceptions.
Ramsey’s arrival was the second major defensive overhaul of Miami’s offseason this year, following the recruitment of longtime coach Vic Fangio as the team’s new defensive coordinator in February.