This is not what the Las Vegas Raiders want to hear.
Ruggs, who was selected by the Raiders with the 12th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, is nursing an injury this week after he suffered a cut to his thigh recently while moving things into a trailer, his father told AL.com on Monday.
A Raiders source said the team was “told [Ruggs] will be fine.”
“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. said. “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.”
The Elder Ruggs stated he has yet to see a doctor due to precautions of the coronavirus.
“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,” the team said in a statement.
Ruggs Jr., meanwhile, said his son is “just having to walk on crutches. Not putting as much pressure on it.”