Coach Doug Marrone said Fournette (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Jeff Darlington of ESPN.com reports.
While it was expected that Fournette wouldn't be available in Week 5 after aggravating the existing hamstring injury in Sunday's win over the Jets, the Jaguars' decision to rule the running back out four days ahead of the matchup with Kansas City is more surprising. It likely means that the Jaguars aren't counting on Fournette participating in practice at any point this week and suggests that he may be at risk of missing additional games with the injury. T.J. Yeldon is in line to serve as the Jaguars' top back for at least this weekend, with Corey Grant serving as a complementary option.
Coach Doug Marrone said Monday that he isn't sure how much time Fournette will need to recover from his latest aggravation of a hamstring injury, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Fournette returned from a two-game absence for Sunday's 31-12 win over the Jets, only to be removed when he aggravated his hamstring after taking 11 carries for 30 yards and catching one pass for five yards. Per Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com, Fournette had an MRI after Sunday's game and the image appeared no worse than it was a few weeks ago after he first suffered the injury. It does seem likely that the Jaguars take a more cautious approach this time around, with ESPN.com's Adam Schefter suggesting Fournette will probably be held out for at least two more games. T.J. Yeldon and Corey Grant will both have roles in the Jacksonville backfield if Fournette isn't available for Week 5 against the Chiefs.
Fournette was forced out of Sunday's game against the Jets with a hamstring injury.
Not optimal, since Fournette was listed as questionable for the contest with a hamstring issue. T.J. Yeldon and Corey Grant are slated to handed the team's backfield duties for the rest of Sunday's contest.
Fournette (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Friday uncertainly with regard to the running back's status turned into subsequent optimism and Fournette is now set to make his first game appearance since Week 1. In the absence of any setbacks Sunday, Fournette is in line to head the Jaguars' Week 4 running attack, with T.J. Yeldon and Corey Grant on hand to serve in complementary roles.
Fournette (hamstring), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, is expected to play in the contest, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
There was similar optimism heading into last Sunday that Fournette would suit up in the Jaguars' eventual 9-6 loss to the Titans, only for the running back to be ruled inactive shortly after pregame warmups. Fournette's status thus bears monitoring prior to the 1 p.m. EDT kickoff, but the running back did at least seem to demonstrate tangible improvement in his recovery from the strained hamstring, which has sidelined him for the past two games. He was on the practice field throughout the week, logging limited sessions Wednesday and Thursday before upgrading to a full workout Friday.
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|17||12/30/18||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
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