Rashad Jennings Expected To Miss At Least Two Weeks With Knee Injury
There is more bad news for the Jacksonville Jaguars when it comes to injuries.
After leaving Sunday’s 26-23 overtime loss to the Minnesota Vikings early with a knee injury it appears that running back Rashad Jennings will miss some time.
Jennings had an MRI on Tuesday and Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey told the media that he expects him to be out for at least two weeks, but they will not know the severity of the injury until they get the results.
Jennings earned the start on Sunday after an impressive preseason and carried the ball eight times for 31 yards before limping off of the field.
His injury opens the door for the full time return of offseason holdout Maurice Jones-Drew. Jones-Drew skipped the entire preseason, but looked to be in midseason form when he was carrying the football on Sunday.
Jones-Drew will be in a familiar position with Jennings absence getting almost all of the snaps at running back. It is not an ideal situation for the Jaguars who wanted to use Jennings to cut back on Jones-Drew’s workload this season, but it should only be for a limited amount of time.
Jennings missed the entire 2011 season with a knee injury, so the Jaguars will likely be cautious with his return.
The bigger question for the Jaguars may be not when Jennings will return, but who will be blocking for him when he does.
The Jaguars have a trio of ankle injuries along the offensive line, the most serious of which appears to be right tackle Cameron Bradfield. Bradfield also had an MRI on Tuesday to determine the severity of his injury, but his status for this Sunday against the Houston Texans is in question.
The injuries to left guard Eben Britton and right guard Uche Nwaneri appear to be less serious but their health is also worth monitoring this week.