Injuries are the worst part of sports, and two big ones happened on Thursday during NFL Training Camp. Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow and Miami Dolphins cornerback Jalen Ramsey were both carted off the field during live action.
Let's start with Burrow, who it seems to have the lesser of the injuries. Bengals head coach Zac Taylor told reporters on Friday that Burrow will miss "several weeks" with a calf injury. Burrow suffered the injury in a non-contact fashion while rolling out of the pocket Thursday afternoon.
With little information released about the specifics of the injury, I remain optimistic that Burrow will be ready to go by week one of the regular season. Is his injury a concern? Yes. Should it be taken seriously? Of Course. Is it going to keep Joe Burrow off of a regular season football field in a game that counts? I don't think so. This is all speculation so don't quote me on this, but I believe the Bengals used the terminology of "several weeks" to buy them some time. Everyone has a different viewpoint on how long several weeks actually are. So, for credibility sake, Burrow could be a spectator at training camp and preseason for two weeks, or it could be six weeks. Either way, with no number of weeks set, the Bengals have the freedom to manage the injury how they please.
Unfortunately, Jalen Ramsey and the Dolphins weren't as lucky. Ian Rappaport reported that the super bowl champion corner required surgery on his knee and would miss the first half of the season.
Ramsey confirmed the news with a tweet today, letting the world know that the surgery was a success and he's excited to get back out on the field.
Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel spoke very highly of how Ramsey handled the injury.
How did Brandon react to the news as a Fins fan at heart? Find out for yourself in the snippet below from earlier today on 'In The Zone'.