Jaguars ‘feel pretty good all things considered’ about Trevor Lawrence following leg injury

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville. [Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union]
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville. [Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union] /

Trevor Lawrence is one of the few cornerstone players the Jacksonville Jaguars currently have, so they must’ve been worried when he got hurt near the end of the first half of their Week 13 matchup against the Detroit Lions. Fortunately, it doesn’t look like the injury is as bad as they might’ve originally feared.

Jordan Schultz of theScore reports that the Jags “feel pretty good all things considered about Lawrence’s latest injury after undergoing an MRI Monday. The sophomore quarterback eventually returned to the game but was eventually pulled when it was clear the Lions were going to win.

It first looked like Lawrence hurt his knee but head coach Doug Pederson told the media Monday that it was on the foot and toe area and added that he would undergo the aforementioned MRI test. Based on Schultz’s scoop, things seemingly went well, or as well as they can go when it comes to injuries.

“The nature of the hit, the way it was twisted and started from the knee, down through the calf, down through the ankle, eventually down through the toe, as everything’s sort of kind of unwound on the play”, Pederson said. “It ultimately ended up at the ground level, which is where your feet and your toes are, so that’s how we got down. It did start up high but ended up down low”.

Lawrence hasn’t made a game this season and has completed 65.6 percent of his passes for 2,834 yards with 17 touchdowns and six interceptions. Before Week 13, the former Clemson Tiger showed meaningful progress, posting a completion rate of 71.94 with seven touchdowns with no interceptions since Week 9.

The Jaguars might still be without Trevor Lawrence for a few games

The Jaguars should still brace themselves for the possibility of Lawrence missing time. Pederson will most likely provide an update on the quarterback’s status when he talks to the media Wednesday. But even if the injury wasn’t been as bad as it could have potentially been, Lawrence could still miss time and if that’s the case, C.J. Beathard will be called upon.

A third-round selection by the San Francisco 49ers in 2017, Beathard signed with the Jags last year but only played a couple of snaps. He came out of the bench against the Lions and went 2-of-3 for six yards before Lawrence returned to the lineup. If needed, Beathard could hold the fort while Lawrence recovers.

Having said that, there’s a big dropoff from Lawrence to Beathard, so the less time the former misses the better. The latter could help the Jags win one or two games but not much. On the other hand, the Jaguars are currently 4-8 record, so it might not make much sense to play Lawrence unless he is 100 percent.

This is a fluid situation and it’s hard to tell what the Jaguars plan to do. Heck, they themselves are probably discussing the best course of action and will surely know how to proceed in the upcoming days.

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