Buffalo Bills rookie linebacker Reggie Ragland has a partially torn ACL, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
The team is reportedly confident the injury is not a full tear, but will get a second opinion on Ragland’s MRI on Monday. The amount of time Ragland is expected to miss will be determined after the second opinion.
The Bills traded up to obtain the No. 41 pick they used to select the former Alabama linebacker in the second round of this year’s draft, and Bills assistant head coach Rob Ryan had already named him an expected starter. The team selected Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson with its first pick.
Ragland, who was the 2015 SEC defensive player of the year, logged 220 tackles and four sacks in his four years with the Crimson Tide.