Super Bowl Champion Jalen Ramsey Undergoes Massive Shoulder Surgery Ahead Of 2022 Season; Provides Update on His Return to the Los Angeles Rams

Published 06/23/2022, 4:00 AM EDT

LA Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey is a hard-hitting player. The defensive stalwart from the Rams recently won the Super Bowl with the Rams. He is one of the best in his position. But in a high-impact sport like football, being a hard-hitter comes with its own set of pros and cons. Hard-hitting defensive players have a better chance of getting their team wins, but it comes at a cost.

The impact of sustained hard hits accumulates in the body and often leads to players being injured or going through their correctional procedures. The latter is what the Rams CB also found out after a season of sustained high impact on his body.

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Is Jalen Ramsey seriously injured?

The Rams CB recently tweeted a picture of himself with his children. Fans were concerned to see the athlete’s arm looked to be in a sling, despite there being no obvious injury at the end of the season or any news of injury recently. Alongside the photo, he wrote, “ALL IS WELL! God is GREAT! Selfies are my hijas favorite.”

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Insider Network reported the news of Ramsey’s surgery. Apparently, the surgery was only a “precautionary and minor” offseason maintenance surgery. According to reports, everyone expects the CB to be in full fitness by the time the regular season rolls around

The Super Bowl champion apparently played through the entirety of last season with injuries on both shoulders. Appearing on the Pivot Podcast in March, Ramsey had said he had played “half the year, probably 10 games, with two AC joints sprained.” The revelation speaks volumes about the mental fortitude of the defensive player, who coped with the physical nature of the sport with two injured shoulders.

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Despite his injury, Ramsey also took part in the Rams’ minicamp, which was held in June, for the upcoming season.

How did Ramsey perform in the 2021 season?

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Ramsey’s performance in the 2021 season did not show any traces of his apparent shoulder injury. The CB would go on to deliver exceptional performances throughout the season and win the Super Bowl with his team.

Oct 7, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) catches a pass against Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (5) during the first quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Ramsey had one of the best seasons of his career in 2021. Despite carrying niggles, he managed 4 interceptions, 16 passes defended, 77 tackles, one fumble recovery and a forced fumble in the 16 regular-season games. This was his sixth season and his performance led to him tied with his own career-high stats.

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Ramsey has been a cornerstone of the Rams’ defense since his arrival at the franchise and his 2021 performance proves it. The team would wait with bated breath to know the status of their defensive star’s injury over the next few weeks and hope that he really makes it back to full fitness in time for the 2022 season.

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Prithwiraj Gupta

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Prithwiraj Gupta is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Master's in History from Pune University. The contact aspect of the NFL made him interested in the sport.

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