NFL News: Jalen Ramsey, LA Rams, undergoes shoulder surgery & Bears place Dozier on IR
Ricky Gray | June 22, 2022
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We're already beginning to see some of the issues that teams are suffering during minicamp.
Although we're far away from the start of the season, there's definitely some important news this week. With minicamp underway, injuries are also beginning to surface, some of which have already landed players on the IR.
The first injury is a "precautionary" surgery for superstar CB, Jalen Ramsey. Ramsey of the Los Angeles Rams underwent minor surgery on two AC joints. During a podcast, Ramsey stated that he played "half the year, probably 10 games, with two AC joints sprained."
With the surgery completed, Ramsey shouldn't miss the season opener, which is a good sign for Los Angeles. He was vital in their Super Bowl-winning 2022 outing and remains to be considered the NFL's best defensive back.
Last season was his best with the Rams, finishing with four interceptions, a forced fumble, fumble recovery, and 16 passes defended. The first to report the surgery that Ramsey underwent was NFL Network.
For the Chicago Bears, the news isn't nearly as good. Dakota Dozier, the veteran offensive lineman, has been placed on the injured reserve after suffering a left leg injury at minicamp.
Dozier, who is 31 years old, was carted off the field near the end of practice on June 14. He didn't return for the next two days of mandatory minicamp. At the time of his injury, Dozier was competing for the second team left-guard position.
In 2020, Dozier was with the Minnesota Vikings and started 16 games as a left guard during the 2020 season. Chicago filled its available roster spot by signing defensive back Jayson Stanley.
The Bears have not revealed the details of the injury Dozier suffered but this information should be known in the following days.