Trevor Lawrence sore but doing better, Daniel Thomas out with broken forearm

• Trevor Lawrence suffered a shoulder injury vs. the Bucs

• He's progressing well, still sore

• Daniel Thomas broke his left forearm Sunday

Dec 24, 2023; Tampa, Florida, USA;  Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) drops back
Dec 24, 2023; Tampa, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) drops back / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

For the second time in as many weeks, Trevor Lawrence suffered an injury. During the loss to the Baltimore Ravens, he sustained a concussion and sprained his shoulder against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson met with the local media Tuesday and provided updates on the third-year quarterback and other players.

Regarding Lawrence, Pederson says that he's sore but progressing well, "doing better than he did yesterday. We'll see where he's at again tomorrow." The head coach then added that he doesn't know what kind of workload Lawrence will get in practice. However, he doesn't expect him to get work Wednesday.

"It's a little bit early to tell. Maybe do a little something tomorrow, but I would doubt that tomorrow. A little bit too soon, but we'll see it as the week goes on," Pederson said.

Pederson later said that Anton Harrison, who left Sunday with a back injury, is fine. On the other hand, safety Daniel Thomas broke his left forearm in the loss and is expected to miss time.

Lawrence spent last week in concussion protocol but was cleared Saturday. He struggled through most of the game though, going with 17-of-29 for 211 yards with one touchdown, two interceptions, and one fumble, giving him five turnovers the past two games.

Thomas, a fifth-round pick in the 2020 draft, has mainly contributed on special teams this season. His prowess as a gunner against the Baltimore Ravens got the spotlight, showcasing his effort to get to the returner.

Pederson also talked about cornerback Tyson Campbell, safety Andre Cisco, and tight end Brenton Strange returning to the lineup. The three had previously missed time but managed to come out healthy.

"In all three cases, because they've missed some football and they missed some time. I think it's getting back into game shape, understanding that. But all of them came out healthy, it'll be a big week for him this week in practice to knock off some of the, call it rust or whatever, to get back out there again and, continue to help our team, they all did they all did," Pederson said.

Campbell was dealing with a quadricep injury and Cisco suffered a groin injury. Both of them started the Buccaneers game but were phased out in favor of Montaric Brown and Andrew Wingard, respectively. Strange on the other hand, only played 11 offensive snaps and remain behind Evan Engram and Luke Farrell on the depth chart.

The Jaguars are getting healthy at the right time, that should help them vs. the Panthers

The Jaguars have been marred by injuries in the second half of the season. It would make sense to sit out Trevor Lawrence until his 100 percent. He clearly isn't right now. On the other hand, it's encouraging to know that Campbell and Cisco left the Tampa Bay game unscathed. They have been dealing with injuries and haven't played at the same level they did last year.

Similarly, the Jaguars are getting healthy in the offensive trenches. They placed left tackle Cam Robinson on Injured Reserve with a knee injury in November and is eligible to return. The team plans to activate him, which would give the offensive line a boost.

While the Jaguars need to perform better on the field, having a handful of key players should also help them get back on track. With two games left in the season, they'll need as much help as possible to remain in first place in the AFC South and qualify for the postseason for the second year in a now.

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