By MARK LONG, AP Sports activities Author
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars can be with out receiver Allen Hurns at winless Cleveland on Sunday, a probably vital setback for a group already enjoying with out Allen Robinson.
Hurns injured his proper ankle whereas making a 6-yard catch towards the Los Angeles Chargers late in regulation. Hurns crawled out of bounds to keep away from a ten-second runoff, a heads-up play that was considerably missed amid Jacksonville’s wild, 20-17 victory in additional time.
Coach Doug Marrone stated it’s unclear when Hurns can be able to play once more. Hurns left the locker room on crutches Sunday and will miss multiple recreation.
“I don’t anticipate him this week,” Marrone stated. “I wouldn’t know after that.”
The Jaguars (6-three) will depend on veteran Marqise Lee and rookies Keelan Cole and Dede Westbrook whereas making an attempt to increase their profitable streak to 4 video games towards the Browns (zero-9). Robinson is out for the season after tearing a ligament in his left knee within the opener.
Westbrook, a fourth-spherical draft decide from Oklahoma and the 2016 Biletnikoff Award winner, has been sidelined since having core muscle surgical procedure in early September. He’s anticipated to be activated from injured reserve and make his NFL debut towards Cleveland.
Westbrook led the NFL in receiving within the preseason, catching thirteen passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns in three exhibitions.
Hurns has 36 receptions for 446 yards and two touchdowns this season.
His transfer following his damage Sunday was thought-about a recreation-saving one by coaches and teammates.
The Jaguars trailed 17-14, had no timeouts remaining and had barely crossed midfield when Hurns made the catch and fell to the bottom.
He managed to get to the sideline, and Jacksonville obtained into area-objective vary on the subsequent play when Blake Bortles discovered Jaydon Mickens for an eleven-yard achieve. A roughing-the-passer penalty on Chargers defensive finish Joey Bosa made Josh Lambo’s area-objective try a lot shorter.
Lambo’s 34-yarder despatched the sport into additional time, and his 30-yarder within the additional interval ended it.
Hurns deserved as a lot credit score, if no more.
“I feel it speaks to not solely his toughness however how sensible of a soccer participant he’s,” Bortles stated. “He was capable of acknowledge the state of affairs that we have been in. … Hurns’ toughness and soccer IQ by no means ceases to amaze me.”
Hurns was unable to place any weight on his proper foot after the sport.
“It’s simply a type of performs,” stated Hurns, who caught a…