Jacksonville Jaguars: DaVon Hamilton’s injury isn’t as serious as it seemed

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Davon Hamilton #52 (Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports)
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Davon Hamilton #52 (Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports) /

Jacksonville Jaguars DT Davon Hamilton might’ve dodged a bullet.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have dealt with injuries all season long. Every week, it seems like or two of their most prominent players have gone down with injuries. This past week was no different and defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton was unable to finish the game due to a knee injury he sustained late in the game. Fortunately, it doesn’t look as bad as the team originally expected.

Late in the Jaguars’ 27-25 loss to the Cleveland Browns, Hamilton was carted off the field with a knee injury, and after the game, head coach Doug Marrone said in a sitdown with the local media that the rookie defensive tackle’s injury ‘didn’t look good’.

However, Marrone shared positive news one day after the game and told the media that Hamilton’s injury wasn’t as bad as the team originally expected, via Michale DiRocco of ESPN. The team will still place him on the Injured Reserve list but it’s not a long-term injury.

Injuries keep hampering this Jacksonville Jaguars.

After Week 11, the ‘Jags’ placed safety Daniel Thomas, defensive end Josh Allen, and slot D.J. Hayden on Injured Reserve. The week before, it was rookie cornerback C.J. Henderson and many prominent players such as Gardner Minshew II, wide receiver Laviska Shenault and cornerback Sidney Jones have also missed time with injuries.

This Jacksonville team may be going through a streak of bad luck, or maybe their training staff hasn’t done as good a job as they should. Regardless of the reason, the team has been without many of their starters for different stretches this year.

The Jaguars’ inability to replenish the roster with talent certainly has certainly played a role in the team’s failure to win games in 2020, but injuries have also held the team back. One example is their secondary, which is without its three starters and has had to rely on rookies such as Josiah Scott and Luq Barcoo.

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It’s never a good thing when a player goes down with an injury, but if there’s a silver lining is that DaVon Hamilton’s injury isn’t as bad originally thought, and for a team that has suffered its fair share this year, that should count as positive news.