The Jacksonville Jaguars held first round draft pick Jalen Ramsey out of last Thursday's preseason game against the New York Jets, to a big surprise. The team also held Ramsey out of practice for precautionary reasons over the weekend and Ramsey declined to comment to the media about the situation. This, of course, has led to panic over the status of the cornerback's knee and if he'll be ready to go for the season.
He'll be fine.
Ramsey had surgery on his knee during OTAs after he suffered and injury, but was full go at the start of training camp only missing practice sparingly. Know that the team has held him out a few days, everyone wants to panic. It's even gotten to the point where a local radio show host referred to drafting Ramsey as drafting "damaged goods" because of a micro-fracture surgery Ramsey had in high school.
Yes, we all want to see Ramsey go in a game, but I'd rather be able to see him in the regular season Week 1 against the Green Bay Packers than be too aggressive with his knee in the preseason. We have to remember he's still coming off a surgical procedure, so he's likely going to still be dealing with things like swelling and soreness, so it behooves the Jaguars to be extra cautious with their prized pick.
But please man, stop worrying like his leg got amputated. It's not that serious.