Jalen Ramsey recovering from shoulder surgery
June 22, 2022
Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey reportedly underwent surgery to repair the AC joint in one of his shoulders. He sustained the injury while playing last season.
Ramsey decided to go with the standard procedure after being offered a non-surgical alternative. According to Ian Rapoport, he is expected to fully recover by the start of the 2022 season
When he made an appearance on The Pivot Podcast, Ramsey said he played half the year with two of his AC joints sprained, holding back tears all the way.
“I sprained both my shoulder joints this year. It’s crazy. Both of them, gone,” Ramsey said.
Ramsey was not the only one injured. He was one of the nine Rams to enter the injured list a week prior to the Super Bowl. He was very determined to play that the team would have had to drag him off the field to keep him from playing and injuring himself further.
His determination to stay on the field seemed to boost the morale of the other Rams, including Cam Akers, Van Jefferson, and Andrew Whitworth. They all played in Super Bowl despite being listed on the injured list just before the big game.
Regardless, the cornerback managed to make his best season so far with the Rams, finishing with four interceptions, a forced fumble and fumble recovery, and 16 passes defended. This earned his team the win that was needed in Super Bowl LVI.
Ramsey also played in the team’s Super Bowl-winning run in the postseason with those injuries. He did not shy away from covering each of the opponent’s best receiver as well. It appears that his injury had little to no effect on his game performance despite the pain.
Ramsey's recovery and feats
Ramsey only missed one game last season due to COVID-19. He at least has played 12 games in each of his years in the league. He was in the fifth for the overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.
He yielded a passer rating of 71.1 or less in each of his first two seasons with Los Angeles after the Rams acquired him in a trade with Jacksonville in the 2019 campaign. In 2020, he recorded a 50.7 percent completion mark to pass with a career-low 68.6 quarterback rating.
Ramsey had quite a significant role in Los Angeles’ title run and happened to be one of the reasons they head into the 2022 season as the defending Super Bowl champions. While there was somewhat of a controversial long touchdown that happened in his guard in the Super Bowl, he remained one of the top defensive players of the Rams.
Ramsey recently gave an update for his fans regarding his surgery
“All is well! Selfies are my hijas favorite,” he said on Twitter while posting a picture of him wearing a sling and smiling along with his kids.
It is rumored that if Ramsey somehow ends up missing the 2022 campaign, the cornerback would be replaced by the combo of David Long and Grant Haley.