Jacksonville Jaguars lineback Paul Posluszny suffered a high ankle sprain during Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts and will be evaluated further this week.
Posluszny was forced to exit Sunday's game due to his ankle injury, which typically takes a few weeks to recover from. While the Jaguars have yet to release a timetable for Posluszny's return, they would certainly have a void to fill at middle linebacker, as Posluszny's 39 tackles and one interception lead Jacksonville at the moment.
The Jacksonville Jaguars announced that linebacker Paul Posluszny injured his ankle during the Sunday game against Indianapolis.
This is a big blow for the Jacksonville defense, as it potentially loses the NFL's leading tackler through the first three weeks of the season. Posluszny has 29 tackles this season and one interception.
The 30-year old linebacker was very impressive Sunday, despite the fact that the Jaguars' defense surrendered 51 points to the high-powered Patriots. Posluszny has recorded 34 tackles and an interception in three games and should provide great IDP value at the linebacker position moving forward.
The Jaguars get a date with the Colts in Indianapolis next week.
Posluszny has been one of the leaders on the defensive side of the ball, though he hasn't necessarily been someone to scream or yell at his teammates. What he's trying to change, however, is being someone that anyone can turn to on or off the field.
"Just having more conversations, making sure I’m available to guys," Posluszny said. "Say, ‘Hey, you know you can ask me anything if there’s anything I can help you with.’ That’s the way I’d like to do it, more on a one-on-one basis, just so they know I’ll be there for them to help them with anything they need."
Posluszny was placed in injured reserve in October, after tearing his pectoral muscle, and he missed the rest of the season. Posluszny said he's back to 100 percent, per Jaguars.com, and he hopes to be cleared to begin the team's offseason program next week.
Posluszny is already running and lifting weights as normal.
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