Jaguars vs. Bengals injury report: Travis Etienne, Tyson Campbell limited in practice

• Travis Etienne left Sunday's bout vs. the Texans

• He eventually returned to the game

• He and Tyson Campbell were limited in practice

Nov 26, 2023; Houston, Texas, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne Jr. (1) rushes
Nov 26, 2023; Houston, Texas, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne Jr. (1) rushes / Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Running back Travis Etienne left last week's divisional bout with a rib injury. He eventually returned to finish the game but was limited in practice Thursday. The good news is that he's doing fine and could ultimately suit up for the Jacksonville Jaguars when they face the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football.

Etienne, along with cornerback Tyson Campbell and tight end Luke Farrell, appeared on Thursday's Injury Report as limited participants. Head coach Doug Pederson told the local media Thursday that both are doing fine but day-to-day.

On the other hand, it was the first time wide receiver Zay Jones didn't pop up on the report in weeks. He suffered a knee injury in Week 3. He returned in Week 5 but got hurt again. Jones played in Week 11 but still showed on the report heading into the past two games.

Pederson also told the local media that he's optimistic left tackle Cam Robinson will be back for the playoffs. Robinson hurt his knee in the 24-21 win over the Houston Texans and has a recovery timeline of three to six weeks. He was placed on Injured Reserve Monday.

Etienne has 194 carries for 726 yards with eight touchdowns this season. He's also hauled in 36 receptions for 312 yards with one touchdown. His 44 forced tackles are second in the league. If the former Clemson Tiger isn't good to go against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Jags may lean on the duo of D'Ernest Johnson and Tank Bigsby.

Campbell, for his part, has been dealing with a hamstring injury this season. He got hurt in Week 6, missed the next two games, and returned in Week 10 (they had a BYE the previous week) only to re-injure his hamstring. Since then, the team has taken a cautionary approach with him and won't press him back to action unless he's fully ready.

On the bright side, Campbell returned to practice and has made strides in his rehab. If he has to sit out Monday's game, Montaric Brown will likely get the starting nod opposite Darious Williams.

The Jaguars should do fine vs. the Bengals even without Tyson Campbell and Travis Etienne

The Jags are currently an 8.5-point favorite against the Cincinnati Bengals. This isn't to say they can just sit back and relax but rather that they should be able to overcome Tyson Campbell's and Travis Etienne's respective absences if they aren't good to go.

The Bengals lost Joe Burrow for the season last month. In his place, Browning has been lining up behind center. A journeyman quarterback, Browning went undrafted in 2019 and spent time with the Minnesota Vikings before landing in Cincy in 2021. However, he hadn't stepped onto the football field until this season, going 27-of-41 for 295 yards with two touchdowns and one interception the past three games.

The Bengals' offensive game plan against Jacksonville will most likely center around limiting Browning's mistakes, getting the ball into the hands of his talented wide receiver corps, and trusting the defense to generate stops.

If the Jaguars can shut down Joe Mixon and turn Cincinnati's offense one-dimensional, while avoiding to turn the ball over, they should get their ninth win of the year, even if Campbell and Etienne are unavailable for the game.

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