Redskins' Jerry Rice Jr. has 'pretty significant' injury in practice
Jerry Rice Jr., the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, injured his shoulder at Washington Redskins training camp Thursday in what head coach Jay Gruden said he believes is a "pretty significant" injury, The Washington Post reports.
The Mercury News reports the injury occurred as Rice hit the ground at the end of a pass route during practice. Gruden said the team is still waiting on test results.
Rice was signed by the Redskins in June as an undrafted free agent after also trying out for the Baltimore Ravens and his father's old team, the San Francisco 49ers. He for both UCLA and UNLV in college.
Rice sent out a series of tweets Thursday and Friday about his injury:
Pray for me... Going through it right now — Jerry Rice Jr. (@JRtherealgoatJR) July 31, 2014
Really unfortunate situation.. Just gotta take the steps needed to recover as fast as possible.... Got to trust the plan for me — Jerry Rice Jr. (@JRtherealgoatJR) July 31, 2014
Minor setback for a major comeback — Jerry Rice Jr. (@JRtherealgoatJR) August 1, 2014
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