T.J. Yeldon sprained finger: Another injury scare for Jaguars


T.J. Yeldon has a lot of pressure placed upon him since being made the third running back taken off the board in the 2015 NFL Draft. The pressure increased when the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 2015 first round selection Dante Fowler Jr. went down with an ACL tear that will force him to miss the entire 2015 season.

A lot of attention now rests on the young running back and with a recently sprained finger, a tremor of shock was felt.

Sprained on a touchdown run in a scrimmage Saturday night, Yeldon immediately left the field and came back with his hand wrapped and iced.

The Jaguars have taken their share of injuries so far this offseason. Fowler is done of rate season, fourth-round safety James Sample may not be back until the third preseason game because of a broken arm, and a serious injury to T.J. Yeldon would have been another tough blow for the class of 2015. That would have been three of the eight selections from this year’s draft out with injury for a significant time. Wide receiver Marqise Lee continues to suffer with soft tissue problems in his hamstring as well.

Fortunately, the scare was just that and Yeldon is able to get back down to business shortly. He’s not expected to miss time and the Jaguars are happy to keep seeing progress from their feature back.

Hopefully the Jaguars can avoid more injuries through the rest of training camp and the preseason, allowing them to attack the 2015 season as a healthier, more complete team. Injuries are a part of football, but it is always stressful to see someone who your team relies on go down with injury. Losing Yeldon for a significant period of time would have been a tough loss for the young Jags.

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