Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jagaurs Notebook; Yeldon Has Sprained MCL

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jagaurs Notebook; Yeldon Has Sprained MCL

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Byline: Ryan O'Halloran and Hays Carlyon

Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon said Wednesday he sustained a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee during Sunday's win over Indianapolis.

Yeldon didn't practice Wednesday and is unlikely to play Sunday against Atlanta although coach Gus Bradley labeled him as "day to day."

"I'm hoping for next week [at New Orleans]," Yeldon said. "Hopefully I can get back this week, but we'll see."

Yeldon wore a brace on the knee but didn't need crutches to get around the locker room.

Without Yeldon, the Jaguars would turn to Denard Robinson, Joe Banyard and newly-signed Jonas Gray at tailback. Already this year, Corey Grant, Toby Gerhart and Bernard Pierce have landed on injured reserve.

Yeldon said it was a, "very big relief," when the MRI results showed no major damage and added he was initially injured in the second quarter.

"I got rolled up on [during] a pass play and that actually messed up my knee and ankle," he said. "But I kept playing."

Yeldon caught a 1-yard pass in the right flat and was awkwardly tackled by Colts safety Clayton Geathers. On his final play, Yeldon got caught up in traffic.

"I tried to get through the line and get out to my route, a lineman barely hit [the knee] and it started hurting," he said.


Eight days after surgery to insert screws and three plates to stabilize his broken right arm, Jaguars middle linebacker Paul Posluszny was a full practice participant.

"I don't have much pain right now; with the surgery, that hasn't been an issue," he said before the workout.

The issue is finding a cast that protects the hand but also allows Posluszny to be an effective player.

"I think we'll adjust it throughout the week and see what feels comfortable," he said. "By the end of the week, we'll have something set in stone in terms of exactly what we'll do for Sunday."

Posluszny said he "better be able to," play without thinking about re-injuring the arm. …

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