Report: Jones-Drew sprained foot, won't need surgery

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 6 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew has a sprained foot and won't need surgery, but will miss a few games, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

There was speculation that Jones-Drew might have suffered a Lisfranc injury when he left Sunday's game against the Raiders early in the first quarter and rode a cart to the locker room, an injury that would have likely required surgery. Though that isn't the case, the Jaguars' star running back reportedly is still expected to miss a few games.

RB Rashad Jennings will replace Jones-Drew in the starting lineup as he did against Oakland, when he ran for 44 yards on 21 carries and caught seven passes for 58 yards. The team also signed second-year RB Keith Toston on Tuesday, who will provide depth.

The way we see it

Jones-Drew's injury comes at a bad time for the 1-5 Jaguars, who also saw starting QB Blaine Gabbert leave Sunday's game with an injury. Gabbert reportedly has a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder and his status is up in the air for Sunday's game in Green Bay. Jennings will be heavily involved in both the run and pass games until Jones-Drew returns.