Lawrence’s Return Helps Jags Survive, but Will He Be Ready for Next Sunday?

Even if the Jaguars season hasn’t gone spectacularly, losing rookie QB Trevor Lawrence would have been devastating. Late in Sunday’s game against the Bills, it looked like Jaguars fans’ worst nightmare had come true as Lawrence hit the ground and grabbed at his ankle after teammate Jawaan Taylor fell into him. Immediately after, Lawrence attempted to stand up before falling down again holding his ankle. At that point, trainers and medical staff jogged onto the field to get a better look. Lawrence was then helped to his feet, and had to rely on the staff to get him to the locker room. The Jaguars announced that Lawrence would be questionable for the remainder of the game, but quickly Jacksonville fans had an answer as Lawrence jogged out of the tunnel to relieve backup C.J. Beathard on that very same possession. Lawrence only ran one play upon his return, which resulted in a fumble by Carlos Hyde, but he stayed in the game this time, giving the Jags a chance against the powerhouse Bills. He finished the game going 15-for-26 as Jacksonville held on to upset the Bills by a score of 9-6. After the game, Lawrence told reporters that it was a sprain and x-rays showed no further damage. His quick return following the injury should indicate he will be ready for Week 10 when the Jaguars take on the Colts, however, we expect the medical staff may hold him out of practice for a day or two due to swelling. 


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