Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence Day-to-Day with Knee Injury, Uncertain for Saints Game

         

Summary: Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence is dealing with a sprained left knee and his status for the upcoming game against the New Orleans Saints is uncertain. Lawrence suffered the injury during a victory over the Indianapolis Colts and is currently considered day-to-day. Jaguars coach Doug Pederson defended the decision to have Lawrence in the game when he was injured, stating that he supports the play call. Despite the injury, Lawrence completed the game and showed no signs of limping. The Jaguars’ defense has been a pleasant surprise this season, while Lawrence continues to face significant pressure from opposing defenses.

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence is nursing a sprained left knee and it is unclear whether he will be able to play in the upcoming game against the New Orleans Saints. Lawrence sustained the injury during a 37-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Head coach Doug Pederson described Lawrence’s status as ‘day to day’ and mentioned that Lawrence was feeling sore but improving. Pederson indicated that Lawrence’s availability for the game will only be determined closer to game time.

During the game, Lawrence hurt his knee during a sack in the final minutes. Pederson defended the decision to have Lawrence on the field at that point, despite the team having a significant lead. Pederson also stated that Lawrence should have opted for a shorter sack instead of attempting to outrun a defender, which ultimately led to the injury.

Despite the injury, Lawrence finished the game, completing 20 of 30 passes for 181 yards, with two touchdown passes and one interception. He did not appear to be limping after the game, although he was wearing a knee brace when he left the stadium. Lawrence’s teammates expressed their confidence in his toughness and optimistic outlook.

The Jaguars’ defense has been a standout this season, surprising many with its performance. The defense has been particularly effective against the run and has forced a league-leading 15 turnovers. Several players, including rookie defensive end Travon Walker, edge rusher Josh Allen, cornerback Darious Williams, and safety Andre Cisco, have played key roles in the unit’s success.

On the other hand, Lawrence has struggled with pass protection throughout the season, having been sacked 16 times in six games. This includes the sack that resulted in his recent knee injury. The offensive line has had its share of challenges, with different combinations of players starting in each game due to injuries. The team may once again have to adjust its offensive line for the upcoming game against the Saints if starting right guard Brandon Scherff is unable to play.

In terms of injuries, cornerback Tyson Campbell is unlikely to play against the Saints due to a hamstring injury. Wide receiver Zay Jones and left guard Walker Little are also considered doubtful for the game due to knee injuries.

The Jaguars will look to secure their first-ever victory in New Orleans when they face the Saints. Jacksonville has a 0-3 record in games played in New Orleans, making it one of five NFL cities where the Jaguars have yet to win a game.

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Trevor Lawrence, NFL, Injury Update, New Orleans Saints, Game Preview

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