Scary news for the Las Vegas Raiders … Henry Ruggs III’s father says the rookie wideout suffered a freak thigh injury in a moving accident, and is now using crutches to get around.
“He was trying to move a trailer or something — move furniture or something,” Ruggs Jr. told AL.com on Monday, “and the trailer just kind of pinned him against a car or a wall or something.”
Papa Ruggs says his son — who was the first receiver selected in April’s NFL Draft over guys like Jerry Jeudy and CeeDee Lamb — suffered some sort of cut/gash/wound to his leg.
Ruggs Jr., though, added he believes his son is feeling “OK” despite the ailment.
“It was just like a little open wound on his leg, a little incision,” Ruggs III’s father said. “Like something had stuck him right there on his thigh a little bit.”
“With this COVID-19 stuff still going on, they wouldn’t let anybody in [to see the doctor],” Ruggs Jr. added. “He’s just having to walk on crutches. Not putting as much pressure on it.”
For the Raiders’ part, they said in a statement to The Athletic on Monday, “The #Raiders are aware of a report regarding an off-field injury to Henry Ruggs III. Respecting Henry’s right to medical privacy, the team will not be commenting on the report.”
Ruggs — the fastest player in the 2020 class — is expected to have a huge role in his first season in Jon Gruden’s offense if healthy.