Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence had his ankle stepped on by his left tackle and appeared to be in serious pain. He needed help to get off the field. His backup is C.J. Beathard, who we will likely see at this point. ‘Lawrence was helped to the locker room for further evaluation.
The Jaguars are currently tied 28-28 with the Bengals on Monday Night Football with just over 4 minutes left in the game.
Jacksonville is currently at 8-3, and a win over the Bengals would give the the lead for the No. 1 seed in the AFC.
Trevor Lawrence injury updates
Update: Head coach Doug Pederson says that Lawrence has a high ankle sprain and is considered week-to-week. It would be surprising for the quarterback to play this week, but there is a chance he could return in Week 15.
Update: Lawrence suffered an ankle sprain but may not miss much time, per reports. That’s good news for the Jags if Lawrence can return before the end of the season. The AFC South is tight and Jacksonville only has a 1.0 game lead on the Colts and Texans in the standings entering Week 14. For now, C.J. Beathard will operate as the starting QB for the Jaguars until Lawrence can get back on the field.
Update: Lawrence didn’t return to the game as expected. We have learned that he has suffered an ankle sprain, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. The severity is unknown, but it could have been much worse. He will have an MRI on Tuesday, and we should learn more about the severity of the injury.
Update: Lawrence is officially questionable to return with an ankle injury. If the look of pain on his face has any say, he is more than questionable, but we shall see.
Fantasy football impact
We don’t know yet if Lawrence will miss time, but it does look like an injury that keeps him out a week or two. C.J. Beathard played decently in relief, completing nine straight passes for 63 yards and scrambling for seven yards. Unfortunately for the Jaguars, they face two tough defenses in the Browns and Ravens over their next two games and if Beathard needs to start, he lowers the team’s fantasy upside overall.