Cleveland Browns rookie wide receiver Damion Ratley left practice today with an apparent injury. That's never the way you want to start your first training camp.
Fortunately, it looks like Cleveland's sixth-round selection dodged a bullet. He is reportedly going to be fine.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported that Ratley suffered a hip injury that is "not believed to be serious."
This would be the best-case scenario for Ratley. Whenever a player gets carted off, it is natural to worry they might be out a while.
Ratley is also dealing with a crowded depth chart in Cleveland. The Browns have Corey Coleman, Jarvis Landry, Josh Gordon, Rashad Higgins, Ricardo Louis, fellow rookie Antonio Callaway and others at wide receiver already.
The last thing Ratley could afford is to miss extended time with an injury.
Ratley did not do much at Texas A&M in 2015 and 2016. However, he burst onto the scene in 2017, catching 30 passes for 694 yards and six touchdowns.
That output was good enough to get him chosen by Cleveland back in April.