Henry Ruggs on crutches but “pretty much OK” after wounding thigh

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The Raiders didn’t say much about Henry Ruggs III’s injury in a statement, but Ruggs’ father shared some details.

Henry Ruggs Jr. said his son is on crutches but “feels OK.”

The Raiders receiver injured his thigh while moving some belongings into the back of a trailer.

“He was trying to move a trailer or something — move furniture or something — and the trailer just kind of pinned him against a car or a wall or something,” Henry Ruggs Jr. told Wesley Sinor of AL.com. “He’s pretty much OK. I’m about to go out there and see him in a little bit. It was just like a little open wound on his leg, a little incision. Like something had stuck him right there on his thigh a little bit.”

Ruggs Jr. said he has not talked to the doctor yet, but again deemed his son “OK” after the scare.

“With this COVID-19 stuff still going on, they wouldn’t let anybody in,” Ruggs Jr. said. “He’s just having to walk on crutches. Not putting as much pressure on it.”

The Raiders made Ruggs III the 12th overall choice after he caught 98 passes for 1,716 yards and 24 touchdowns in his career at Alabama.

27 responses to “Henry Ruggs on crutches but “pretty much OK” after wounding thigh

  1. Bust!!!! Next Kevin White!!!…I should to be audio-hard Raider fan, screw the Traitors!

  2. I’m sure he’ll be fine for the season, but I’ve had plenty of small cuts and punctures from construction work and everyday life. Not once have I ever had to use crutches for it. Sounds to me like it’s a little worse than they’re leading on, but probably nothing long term.

  3. Sounds like he’s making excuses already. Another blown 1st round pick for the Raiders. Could have used that #12 pick for a PK like Janikowski.

  4. Once a raider… The bad thing is now they can’t even say they won the offseason, the only season they seem to show up.

  5. I don’t get it? Was it the toe hitch that pinned him, no wheel chocks, pretty much ok, a little open wound?

    Sounds like a 4.27 40 just turned into a 5.56… Kolton Miller will be running faster routes.

  6. Isn’t that how Plaxico Burress hurt his leg and needed crutches as well? Moving a trailer or something.

  7. springfield says:
    June 1, 2020 at 7:48 pm
    Once a raider… The bad thing is now they can’t even say they won the offseason, the only season they seem to show up.
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    Uh, usually the Browns win the offseason. Never the regular season. Offseason doesn’t matter as you should know by now.

  8. oetrollonto says:
    June 2, 2020 at 12:12 am
    Yeah but can he throw? We need a QB. Ours are trash. Just lose baby!!!!
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    Ours? You don’t sound like a Raiders fan. More like Miami or some other losing team.

  9. Sounds like an untruthful conversation. When someone uses so many minimizing words “just” “a little” “pretty much”, typically they are lying to cover something up.

  10. alleycat702 says:
    June 2, 2020 at 1:46 am
    oetrollonto says:
    June 2, 2020 at 12:12 am
    Yeah but can he throw? We need a QB. Ours are trash. Just lose baby!!!!
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    Ours? You don’t sound like a Raiders fan. More like Miami or some other losing team.
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    So not like a team who has had one winning season in the last 16 years?

  11. Ruggs should have had Antonio Brown move the furniture for him, he just throws couches and chairs out the window that almost hit and injure innocent people.

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