On Sunday Marqise Lee went down with an apparent lower leg injury. I assure you that's not the first time we've heard or written those words in a sentence. But this injury seems more extreme, at first, seemed worse than all the others he's had over the past 4 years. Marqise was carted off the field with a stretcher.
But should Jags fans be worried?
Well here's the thing, the Jaguars are pretty stacked at wide receiver. Rookie Keelan Cole has been a camp sensation for the Jaguars. He even had a 97 yard touchdown in the first preseason game. We also have Shane Wynn who has been an impressive short and speedy receiver in camp. Dede Westbrook, a Heisman Finalist in last year's season with Oklahoma, ran a 4.28 at his pro day which shows his rare speed. Westbrook healed in a 42 yard TD against the Patriots last week.
Although none of them may be at Lee’s level, yet, they are young, fast receivers that can learn from the veterans Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns and their receiver coach Keenan McCardell.
Marqise Lee missed 9 games in 3 years. In 2016, he finally got healthy and broke out for 851 yards and 3 TDs. The 2nd round pick from 2014 has a career total of 115 Receptions for 1,464 yards and 5 TDs.
Ian Rapoport, to the joy of Jaguar fans everywhere, tweeted this out on Sunday afternoon: #Jaguars WR Marqise Lee, who was carted off today, did not suffer a serious injury, source said. Looked a lot worse than it was.
Lee was held out of practice with the Buccaneers on Monday. The Jaguars confirmed that the injury sustained was an ankle, but the severity is not yet know.
Whew, looks like Keelan Cole and Shane Wynn will have to get back to work.
Marqise is a locker room favorite and is loved by team mates.
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