After sustaining a hamstring injury Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette left the game during the second quarter of the Jaguars victory over the Giants in their season opener. He would miss the rest of the contest, and despite an inept effort during the second half by the Jaguars offense, the team was able to pull out the victory without their star offensive weapon.
In a (brief) interview with Josina Anderson of ESPN after the game Fournette, when asked if he would be able to play next week, responded "next week fasho".
Fournette was obviously confident that he would be able to play in the Jaguars AFC Championship rematch with the Patriots in week two.
After further review from the Jaguars medical staff Doug Marrone told reporters on Monday that Fournette suffered a "minor hamstring injury" and said "we're just going to treat it during the week" . . . "We've got a lot of time and we'll just see where it is".
Doug Marrone's comments didn't shed much light on the situation, but did confirm that the injury is only a minor one.
Hamstring issues tend to linger, so the Jaguars would be wise to be cautious with Fournette moving forward. On the flip slide of that coin, the Jaguars will face off against, perhaps, their toughest competition in the AFC this year on Sunday in Jacksonville.
The Patriots are 1-0 and coming off a win against the Jaguars division rival, the Houston Texans.
As the Jaguars look to start the season 2-0, and get off to an early lead in the race for home field advantage over the Patriots and Steelers, Leonard Fournette's presence would greatly help their cause.
As of right now I'm getting a vibe that the Jaguars are cautiously optimistic about Leonard Fournette's status for week two. Time will tell.
Stay tuned as we will bring all the last news regarding Leonard Fournette's injury and week two availability.
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