In a surprising turn of events, the Miami Dolphins' cornerback sensation, Jalen Ramsey, may make his triumphant return to the gridiron sooner than initially anticipated. Ramsey's unfortunate knee injury during the early days of Dolphins training camp cast a shadow over his promising debut with the team.
However, recent developments suggest that his hiatus from the field might be shorter than expected. As the Dolphins have surged to a 4-1 record, boasting the league's top-ranked offense, the absence of the All-Pro cornerback has become palpable on the defensive side of the ball.
The Dolphins' defense currently ranks 26th in points allowed per game, surrendering an average of 27.0 points each outing. The return of Ramsey could potentially provide the defensive spark they desperately need. Initial estimates pegged Ramsey's return for December, but the determined cornerback has consistently expressed his desire to return earlier.
Miami Dolphins insider Marcel Louis-Jacques, a prominent voice in ESPN's NFL coverage, recently shared some promising insights during an appearance on the Pat McAfee Show.
Ramsey's Remarkable Recovery
"I saw Jalen Ramsey running from the field to the locker room.
He was legitimately running. Mike McDaniel said that he's on the positive side of recovery, that's great news for the Dolphins. He doesn't have any brace on. I haven't seen him with any sort of sleeve, brace, crutches since August.
He's always said he's going to beat the timeline. I've seen nothing to refute that claim," reported Louis-Jacques. Ramsey's journey to recovery has been nothing short of remarkable. Following a full meniscus repair, he has attacked his rehabilitation with unmatched determination.
With the Dolphins' defense experiencing its share of struggles, particularly conceding 34 points to the Chargers and a whopping 48 points to the Bills in the first five weeks, Ramsey's return could potentially help fortify their defense against big plays.
While it's essential to exercise caution and prioritize Ramsey's long-term health, the December return timeline now appears overly conservative. Louis-Jacques hinted at the possibility of Ramsey's return as early as mid to late November, provided his recovery progresses smoothly.
All signs currently point towards Ramsey making his comeback sooner than anyone dared to hope. In the latest development, reports suggest that Ramsey is edging closer to returning to practice. His removal from the injury reserve list has opened a practice window, indicating that the cornerback is making substantial strides towards rejoining his teammates on the field.
Dolphins fans and NFL enthusiasts alike eagerly await Ramsey's return, which promises to be a game-changer for Miami's defense. Stay tuned for further updates as Ramsey's recovery journey continues to unfold.