Grant (foot) will be placed on injured reserve and won't have a chance to return this season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Grant suffered a Lisfranc injury during Sunday's 30-14 loss to Kansas City, leaving T.J. Yeldon to dominate playing time in the backfield. With Leonard Fournette (hamstring) seemingly in line for at least one more absence, the Jaguars are left with little-known Brandon Wilds as the only healthy running back behind Yeldon. The 26-year-old Grant wraps up his fourth NFL season with just 40 yards on 13 carries (3.1 average) and 67 yards on nine receptions.
Grant is believed to have suffered a Lisfranc injury that will end his season, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.
If Grant is ultimately forced to miss the rest of the season, the Jaguars will find themselves very thin at running back. Normal starter Leonard Fournette (hamstring) seems to be headed for at least one more absence, and with Grant now out of the picture, an enormous workload could be placed on T.J. Yeldon going forward. Brandon Wilds is the only other healthy running back on the Jaguars' roster, so it would not be surprising to see them sign some help in the coming days.
Grant left Sunday's contest to receive further medical attention on his injured foot. With concerns worsening the injury, the Jaguars are going to take a more cautious approach with Grant. Brandon Wilds figures to slide into the primary backup role behind T.J. Yeldon, as Jacksonville is now down to just two healthy running backs for the rest of Sunday's game.
Grant witnessed an uptake in usage entering Sunday's contest with starting running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) unable to play. Even if Grant returns to the contest, he's unlikely to challenge T.J. Yeldon for the lead back role.
Grant should have a significant role in the Jacksonville offense with Leonard Fournette (hamstring) ruled out for Sunday's game in Kansas City, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
Grant has been limited to 99 yards on 21 touches through the first four weeks of the season, including 10 carries and seven catches while Fournette was sidelined for Weeks 2 and 3. T.J. Yeldon likely will get the start at running back in Week 5 and handle most of the playing time, but it's possible there will be enough production to go around against a Kansas City defense that has surrendered six touchdowns and 201.5 scrimmage yards per game to running backs through four weeks.
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