Football can be a cruel sport, and unfortunately, Dante Fowler is learning that the hard way.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Jaguars’ rookie defensive end suffered a torn ACL during the team's rookie minicamp, which was also Fowler's first NFL practice. The injury occurred during the first hour of practice.
Jaguars' 1st-round pick Dante Fowler tore his ACL and is out for the season, league source tells ESPN. Just wow.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 8, 2015
Here is a video of the injury:
Jags new Leo pass rusher Dante Fowler Jr tweeks knee at rookie mini camp. Was walking with trainers and carted later. pic.twitter.com/nkl8aoqC6x— Chad Weeks (@cweeks85) May 8, 2015
This is just sad, coming eight days after Fowler was selected with the No. 3 overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. The All-SEC defensive end/linebacker out of Florida was viewed by many as the top DE in this year’s draft, and was in a perfect situation under Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley.Now, his rookie season is over really before it ever began.
Now, his rookie season is over before it ever began.