Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette sustained a right ankle injury late in Sunday’s 27-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, but coach Doug Marrone said Fournette was available to return for the final offensive series if needed. “Initially, I was worried,” Marrone said. “I thought it was [his] knee, but then [the report] came back and it was just an ankle.” Marrone said Fournette received a “spat” – a new tape job over the pre-game tape applied. “They said he could have gone back in the game,” Marrone said. “That’s encouraging.” Said Fournette: “I just twisted my ankle a little bit, that’s all.” Replays suggested Fournette hyperextended his knee and he had to be helped off the field. Moments later, though, Fournette was testing his knee with short sprints and cuts near the Jaguars’ bench. Fournette was likely lucky in that his leg slipped on the turf instead of his cleats sticking and adding torque to the knee.
Fournette could have returned after ankle injury
Jacksonville Times-Union | Oct 16