Jalen Ramsey Sits Out For Back Injury
Jalen Ramsey will sit out another game for a back injury he suffered during last Thursday’s game. The Jaguars cornerback couldn’t practice with the team last week because of it. However, it is just one thing in a long battle between Ramsey and his team. He asked to be traded but missed last Monday’s practice because of illness. And now, after he missed Wednesday’s practice, it is unlikely he will play against the Bronco’s.
Coach Doug Marrone described Jalen Ramsey’s injury as “tightness”. “It’s normal; his back has gotten tight before,” Marrone said. “My back’s tight, a couple of guys’ backs are tight. A couple of guys have hamstrings. Everyone gets this stuff.” As it stands, Ramsey has not rescinded his trade request.
Sonny Grey Has Surgery For Pitching Elbow
Red’s All-Star pitcher Sonny Gray had arthroscopic right elbow surgery Wednesday. Currently, he expected to recover in time for spring training next year. Gray underwent the surgery to remove loose bodies from his pitching elbow. He has dealt with this the entire season. However, the surgery is not expected to impact the two-time All-Star’s offseason schedule, according to the Reds.
Gray went 11-8 with a 2.87 ERA and 205 strikeouts in 31 starts this season. This was his first year with the Reds. He also entered Wednesday fifth in the National League in ERA and 11th in strikeouts.
Kyrie Irving Suffers Facial Fracture
Nets point guard Kyrie Irving suffered a left-side facial fracture after a teammate elbowed him in the face at the team’s practice facility Tuesday. The team later said they sent him to the hospital after an injury during a pickup game. The Nets also said Irving is day-to-day with the injury.
General manager Sean Marks praised Irving on Tuesday. He said Irving had shown leadership and intensity in the team’s summer get-togethers. He also said Irving has been “religious” in his participation in workouts at the team’s practice facility.
Auston Matthews Faces Disorderly Conduct Charge
Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews is currently facing a disorderly conduct charge. He was involved in an incident in May in his hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona. Matthews spoke to reporters, saying, “It’s not something that any of us wish we were talking about today, but unfortunately it’s the situation we’re in. I regret any of my actions that put a distraction on the team or distress on any individual. I take a lot of pride in preparing myself for the season and representing the Toronto Maple Leafs as well as I can.”
Bell To Drive Cup Series For Leavine Family Racing
Christopher Bell was promoted to NASCAR’s top series recently. In addition, he will drive for Leavine Family Racing in 2020. Leavine is an affiliate of Joe Gibbs Racing, which, along with Toyota, has Bell under contract. The many drivers at the Cup level for Gibbs forced Bell to be farmed out to Leavine’s single-car operation. Bell has won seven times this season and leads the Xfinity standings.