Follow-up tests conducted on Westbrook's knee confirmed that he suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's 39-29 loss to the Chargers, ending his season, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. The Jaguars placed Westbrook on injured reserve Monday, leaving the team with five receivers on the active roster. The season-ending setback comes at a tough time for Westbrook, who was bound for free agency this offseason. Given that he may not be back to full health for the start of the 2021 season, he could remain unsigned deep into the summer. Westbrook's stock had already dropped steeply before he suffered the ACL tear, as the 26-year-old had essentially been squeezed out of Jacksonville's rotation at receiver following back-to-back 60-catch campaigns. He was active for just the second time all season Sunday, playing all 11 of his snaps on special teams.
The Jaguars placed Westbrook (knee) on injured reserve Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Jacksonville reportedly fears that Westbrook tore his ACL during Sunday's loss to the Jaguars, so his stint on IR may last the rest of the season. The 2017 fourth-round pick made the most of his contributions in the return game in three 2020 appearances, and he's set to become a free agent in 2021.
Westbrook will undergo an MRI on Monday to confirm the severity of his knee injury, which the Jaguars fear to be a torn ACL, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Westbrook will miss the remainder of the 2020 season if the results of his MRI indeed point to an ACL tear. The 2017 fourth-round pick has been largely relegated to return-man duties this season, so the largest impact of his absence would likely come in the form of Chris Claybrooks taking over on both punts and kickoffs.
Westbrook (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Chargers, Jaguars PR Director Tad DIckman reports. Westbrook was carted off the field and promptly ruled out, so early indications suggest the injury is serious. Expect the team to relay an update on the wide receiver's status once more information becomes available.
Westbrook is listed as inactive Sunday against Tennessee. This is the second consecutive week Westbrook will serve as a healthy scratch, as an offseason shoulder injury led him to miss a large portion of training camp, and he appears to be continuing to work his way back. Even when ready, Westbrook will face hefty competition in a wide receiver group currently led by DJ Chark and Laviska Shenault.
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