Miami Dolphins news: Jalen Ramsey goes off on doctor who claims CB will have tough time returning to previous form

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Miami Dolphins cornerback Jalen Ramsey fired back at a doctor who said it will be a “tall order” for the cornerback to return to his All-Pro form after having surgery on his knee.

Ramsey is expected to miss several months for the Dolphins after undergoing surgery to repair a meniscus tear.

The six-time Pro Bowler seemed to be frustrated that others are making assumptions about him without knowing the full scope of what he’s dealing with. For Dolphins fans, it should serve as a good sign that Ramsey appears motivated to prove this doctor wrong.

Miami acquired Ramsey in a deal with the Los Angeles Rams. The price for Ramsey, who is one of the league’s best defensive backs, was extremely reasonable.

The Dolphins only gave up a third-round pick in the 2023 draft and tight end Hunter Long to the Rams in exchange for the star corner. The goal was to pair Ramsey with Xavien Howard on the outside in the 2023 season, but that will have to wait until Ramsey is recovered from his knee injury.

In the meantime, the Dolphins will likely lean on 2023 NFL Draft pick Cam Smith to play a bigger role at cornerback. Kader Kohou, who had a solid season for Miami in the 2022 campaign, also figures to factor in as an option to start.

Last season, Ramsey appeared in all 17 games for the Rams, picking off four passes in the process. He finished with a career-high 88 combined tackles, four tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

He’s made the Pro Bowl in each of the last six seasons, showing that he’s one of the game’s best corners year in and year out.

The Dolphins have high expectations in the 2023 season after making the playoffs in the 2022 campaign – Mike McDaniel’s first as the team’s head coach.

Losing Ramsey certainly pumps the brakes on the hype around the Dolphins, but if the star cornerback can prove some doubters wrong and return to his peak form, Miami could make a run in the final month of the season.

For now, Ramsey and the Dolphins are hoping he makes a smooth recovery from his surgery so he has a chance to contribute later on in the campaign.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.