The injury bug is rearing its ugly head in Jacksonville.
Leonard Fournette (hamstring) and DJ Hayden (toe) have both been ruled out for the Jaguars week five matchup with the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs.
Fournette originally sustained the injury in the first half of the Jaguars week one contest with the Giants. He returned to play last week against the Jets, but quickly returned to the sideline after reaggravating the injury. There is no timetable for his return, but the fact that he hasn't been placed on the short term IR might suggest that he'll be back within the next eight weeks.
The good news for the Jaguars, if there is any, is that backup RB TJ Yeldon is participating in practice today and will likely be ready to go against the Chiefs.
DJ Hayden suffered a toe injury during week three and missed last week. He had been a reliable member of the secondary through his first three games with the team and will be missed. His backup at nickel, Tyler Patmon, is more than serviceable.
Three other players will miss practice Wednesday.
Brandon Linder will miss practice with his scheduled day off. He's been nursing a knee injury since the preseason, but didn't miss any time until last week when he left the game against the Jets with a back injury. When asked about Linder's back on Wednesday Doug Marrone said "I don't know." More information will be available on that front tomorrow.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins has been a regular on the Jaguars injury report since he injured a core muscle prior to week one. He's been able to manage the injury well and hasn't missed any time.
Andrew Norwell appeared on the pre practice injury report for the first time with a foot injury. His status for Sunday is unknown at this point, but if he is able to return to practice on Thursday or Friday it'll be a good sign for the team.
Also on the injury report, but practicing in some capacity on Wednesday, are RB TJ Yeldon (ankle), RG AJ Cann (triceps), RT Jermey Parnell (knee), DE Calais Campbell (ankle).
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