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Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey has surgery on a core muscle

The 2nd-year defensive back injured the muscle during OTA's

NFL draft pick Jalen Ramsey at rookie orientation. Photo courtesy: Rick Wilson/Jacksonville Jaguars
NFL draft pick Jalen Ramsey at rookie orientation. Photo courtesy: Rick Wilson/Jacksonville Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Yesterday, cornerback Jalen Ramsey underwent a successful surgery to treat a core muscle injury that developed during organized team activities.

The team felt this was the best course of action for Jalen to properly recover and train for the 2017 season.

The following is a statement from Jalen Ramsey:

"To all my supporters and fans, I want you to know that I chose to undergo surgery to treat a minor injury that was very successful. I want to and will be the best version of myself that I can be for the upcoming 2017 season.

I will attack this rehab, refine my body and work as hard as I ever have to become the best Defensive Back in this league and to make everyone, including my family, teammates and city, proud of who I am.

I can’t wait to be back on the field with the team and show the world how we’re rocking this year."

The Jaguars veterans report to training camp on July 26th, while the rookies report on July19th.  Quarterbacks begin training camp on July 21st.