JACKSONVILLE, Fla.– Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence suffered a best high ankle sprain versus the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night however left more damage, coach Doug Pederson stated Tuesday.
Pederson stated the Jaguars would examine Lawrence later on in the week, and he would not entirely eliminate the possibility of Lawrence playing Sunday.
” I’m not going to put that schedule on Trevor,” Pederson stated Tuesday afternoon. “I’m not going to put him in a box like that, however we’ll see how he remains in a number of days.”
Pederson stated he does not believe Lawrence would need surgical treatment on his ankle, something that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett had previously today to speed up the recovery procedure.
” I have actually not had conversations with the docs about that,” Pederson stated. “I do not believe [surgery] is a required ways at this moment. Since of where it remains in the ankle, it’s not always something that surgical treatment would be called for at this time.”
Nevertheless, the news isn’t as excellent on receiver Christian Kirk, who suffered a core muscle injury early in Monday’s overtime loss to the Bengals that Pederson stated may need surgical treatment.
Lawrence was harmed late in the 4th quarter when left deal with Walker Little was pressed backwards and stepped on Lawrence’s ankle, which then appeared to get captured beneath him when he was up to the ground. Lawrence attempted to get up, then decreased to his knees and knocked his helmet on the ground in aggravation.
Lawrence was helped from the field by medical workers and required the assistance of an individual beneath each arm while he was strolling in the tunnel towards the Jaguars’ locker space and X-ray location. He left the arena in a strolling boot and utilizing crutches.
Lawrence had actually tossed for 258 backyards and 2 goals and hurried for another rating versus the Bengals before his injury. He was changed by C.J. Beathard, who finished 9 of 10 passes for 63 backyards. Lawrence’s 1-yard hurrying goal in the 3rd quarter made him the very first gamer in franchise history to have a death and hurrying goal in 3 successive video games.
Beathard, 2-10 as a starter in his profession, would begin at Cleveland on Sunday if Lawrence does not play. Pederson stated the group has not yet had conversations about bringing any other quarterbacks in for exercises today.
Lawrence has two times in the past appeared to have actually suffered severe injuries however went back to play practically right away. He suffered a sprained left knee late in the Jaguars’ triumph over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 3, however he didn’t miss out on a start and led the Jaguars to a success over the New Orleans Saints 4 days in the future a Thursday night.
He suffered a toe injury versus the Detroit Lions last season however returned in the 2nd half and played the remainder of the video game. He used a protective gadget in his shoe and didn’t miss out on a start after that, leading the Jaguars to 5 successive success to win the AFC South and a wild-card round triumph over the Los Angeles Chargers
Lawrence has actually begun all 46 possible video games because being prepared No. 1 in 2021, which is connected for the third-longest active start streak amongst quarterbacks, per ESPN Statistics & & Info. Josh Allen (83) and Justin Herbert (61) have the 2 longest streaks while Lawrence is connected with Patrick Mahomes
Kirk is the Jaguars’ getting yardage leader (787 backyards) and was on rate to end up being simply the 3rd gamer in franchise history to tape-record several 1,000-yard getting seasons. His 57 catches are 2nd on the group to tight end Evan Engram (73 ).
Novice Parker Washington would take control of much of Kirk’s responsibilities in the slot. He had 6 catches for 61 backyards and a goal after Kirk was hurt on the Jaguars’ very first offending breeze, however he likewise ran an inaccurate path on the play on which Lawrence was hurt.
Lawrence desired a fast toss to Washington, who had a complimentary release off the line of skirmish and area around him. However Washington kept adding the field rather of cutting inside or outside and Lawrence pulled the ball down, which was when Bengals protective end Trey Hendrickson drove Little into Lawrence.
Little likewise suffered a left hamstring stress in the video game and his status for Sunday remains in doubt, so it’s possible the Jaguars might deal with the league’s top-ranked overall defense without 3 crucial offending beginners.