In the fourth quarter of the Jaguars loss to the Rams in week six Leonard Fournette suffered an ankle injury. He tried to make it off the field under his own power, but ended up needing help to get off the field. Despite being cleared medically to return to the game the Jaguars held him out after the injury.
So far this week Fournette has missed both practices, but on Thursday when he spoke with reporters he made it clear that he fully expected to play on Sunday against the Colts. The Jaguars desperately need to win their week seven divisional matchup.
When talking with Ryan O'Halloran on the Florida Times-Union Fournette said he "most definitely" expects to be healthy enough to play on Sunday and that he needs to do "cutting and stuff" tomorrow.
Fournette also made it clear that it wasn't up to him whether or not he would play: "It's up to my coaches whether they're going to let me play or not".
It seems likely that Fournette will be able to play Sunday. The Jaguars may need him in a divisional matchup that if they win will keep them, at minimum, in a tie for first place in the division. But if the Jaguars lose to the Colts they'll fall into a tie for last place in the division -- with the Colts.
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