ESPN NFL insider shares update on Henry Ruggs III's recent off-field injury
Former Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs III had the bad luck of getting injured because he was being a good friend.
Ruggs was recently injured while helping a friend move. Details of the injury have come out bit by bit via media reports and family updates as the Las Vegas Raiders did not detail Ruggs’ injury citing his medical privacy.
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter shared another update Thursday offering a few more details.
“Raiders’ first-round pick Henry Ruggs, who was injured last month when he got pinned between a trailer and a car while helping a friend move, got stitches in his thigh but suffered no muscular damage and is expected to be ready for training camp whenever it begins, per source,” Schefter tweeted.
The update from Schefter’s source aligns with what Ruggs’ father told another ESPN reporter earlier this month. Fans of Ruggs and the Raiders will be relieved to hear there is no muscle damage to the super speedster out of Alabama. Ruggs was selected by the Raiders with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, making him the first wide receiver off the board.
As Schefter’s report notes, it’s still unclear when the Raiders and other teams will be able to hold training camp due to coronavirus concerns. It’s encouraging to hear Ruggs should be good to go when camps finally open.