Jaguars WR Marqise Lee carted off practice field with right leg injury

From FOX Sports - August 13, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee was carted off the field Sunday with a right leg injury, a potentially significant setback for a team already without rookie running back Leonard Fournette.

Lee fell to the ground during 7-on-7 drills and immediately grabbed his leg. Linebacker Telvin Smith called for trainers.

Lees lower leg was immobilized before he was taken off the field on a cart.

Coach Doug Marrone had no update after practice, saying were really not going to get anything until the doctor sees him.

The injury happened during Jacksonvilles first practice in its new indoor facility. It also came hours after the team shut down Fournette.

The fourth overall pick in the NFL draft has a foot injury that Marrone is calling a nagging issue.

Were just being real cautious with it, Marrone said.

Fournette sat out practice Sunday and is unlikely to work against Tampa Bay in joint practices Monday and Tuesday.

I think its been something that has been kind of growing, Marrone said. I think its just one of those nagging things. It was a nagging issue.

And then the other day it was just sore, so we were like, `Lets not take any chances. Lets take cautionary measure so it doesnt turn out to be something that could be worse.'

Fournette ran nine times for 31 yards and a touchdown at New England on Thursday. The former LSU star is being counted on to revamp Jacksonvilles rushing attack and take some pressure off quarterback Blake Bortles, who averaged 39 passes a game in 2016.

Lee, a fourth-year pro from USC, has 115 receptions for 1,464 yards and five touchdowns. Hes the expected starter opposite Allen Robinson.


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