Jaguars injuries: Jamal Agnew questionable to return vs. Panthers with ankle injury

• The Jaguars could be without return specialist Jamal Agnew in Week 17

• Agnew left the Panthers bout with a knee injury and is questionable

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jamal Agnew (39) rushes for yards during the second quarter of a
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jamal Agnew (39) rushes for yards during the second quarter of a / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA

The Jacksonville Jaguars are off to a good start against the Carolina Panthers in Week 17. Already, tight end Evan Engram got his 100th catch of the season. Similarly, outside linebacker Josh Allen first tied and later broke defensive end Calais Campbell's franchise record for sacks in a season with 14.5. However, not everything is sunshine and rainbows for the Jags. The return specialist has been ruled questionable to return with an ankle injury.

Per Michael DiRocco of ESPN, Agnew was visibly frustrated after getting hurt, throwing his helmet to the ground. Agnew has dealt with several injuries his season, missing five games. He caught a 48-yard pass from C.J. Beathard, who's starting in place of Trevor Lawrence, and got hurt afterward.

Earlier this year, Agnew landed on Injured Reserve with shoulder and rib injuries. The return specialist has hauled in 12 receptions for 172 yards with one touchdown this season. He's averaged 26.1 yards on kick returns and 10.6 on punt returns. During his absence, the Jaguars could lean on either rookie wide receiver Parker Washington or running back D'Ernest Johnson in returns. Here's Agnew's 48-yard gain.

The Jaguars are hittin their stride vs. the Panthers, still plenty of time left

The Jaguars are currently leading the Panthers 9-0. Although they haven't scored a touchdown, they're dominating on both sides of the ball. The offense has registered eight first downs and 166 total yards while the defense has held Carolina scoreless throughout the game.

On top of that, they've sacked Bryce Young four times. Josh Allen got two takedowns, while Trevor Walker and Roy Robertson-Harris got one each.

Heading into halftime, the Jaguars seem to be in control of the game. However, they cannot afford to take their foot off the gas pedal if they want to at last get back in the win column, and remain in playoff contention.

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