Raiders' Henry Ruggs has 'little open wound' on leg following moving accident

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Injuries are common in the NFL, but there is nothing conventional about how Las Vegas Raiders rookie Henry Ruggs III hurt himself.

Ruggs – the 12th pick in this year's NFL Draft – injured his thigh while helping a friend move. The injury is not considered serious and the Raiders are not commenting out of respect to the 21-year-old wide receiver's medical privacy.

Ruggs' father, Henry Ruggs Jr., said his son is fine but is using crutches to avoid putting weight on the injured leg.

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“He was trying to move a trailer or something — move furniture or something — and the trailer just kind of pinned him against a car or a wall or something," Ruggs Jr. told AL.com. “He’s pretty much OK, I’m about to go out there and see him in a little bit. It was just like a little open wound on his leg, a little incision. Like something had stuck him right there on his thigh a little bit.”

Ruggs Jr. said his son couldn't talk to a doctor yet due to COVID-19, but added his son is "just having to walk on crutches. Not putting as much pressure on it.”

The first receiver selected in April's NFL Draft, Ruggs finished his three-year career at Alabama with 98 receptions for 1,716 yards. His 24 touchdown receptions are third most in program history.

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