Urban Meyer discussed RB James Robinson’s injury in Week 8.
Second-year running back James Robinson was off to a good start in Week 8, racking up 22 yards on four carries. However, he suffered an ankle injury early and exited the game. He was listed as questionable and never returned. Meyer told the media he had a bruised heel and said he was going to undergo further testing Monday to know the severity of the injury.
Not having Robinson was definitely a blow to the Jaguars’ offense. Carlos Hyde stepped in at running back and had a solid performance, carrying the ball nine times for 32 yards. However, the Jags fell behind and they abandoned the run in an effort to try to get back in the game.
If Robinson has to miss time, Hyde will start in his place. The 2014 second-round pick has been solid throughout his career but there’s a noticeable dropoff from Robinson to Hyde. As Meyer said during his press conference, this team isn’t built to throw the ball and depends on the sophomore.
It’s worth mentioning that Robinson became the 21st Jaguars player that total 2,000 yards from scrimmage, per the team’s PR account on Twitter. The former Redbird achieved the feat in 21 games, the second-fastest time, trailing Fred Taylor, who did it in 20.
In the first six games of the season, Robinson toted the rock 84 times for 437 yards with five touchdowns. He was among the statistical leaders at his position and has been one of the best players on the Jaguars’ offense. Hopefully, the Jags won’t lose him for an extended period of time.