Has Trevor Lawrence swiftly recovered from a severe ankle injury?
Following Monday night’s unsettling injury against the Cincinnati Bengals, where the Jacksonville Jaguars’ quarterback had his foot stepped on and twisted underneath him, concerns arose about the extent of the damage. Lawrence’s attempt to stand resulted in a collapse, accompanied by the sound of his hand and helmet hitting the ground. The injury was later diagnosed as a high ankle sprain—a significant setback but not one that necessarily ends a season.
Just days after the alarming incident, a video surfaced showing Lawrence at practice, displaying movements that suggested no signs of the recent injury. This prompted speculation about the authenticity of the injury, with some questioning whether he had faked it.
As of now, it remains uncertain whether Lawrence will be ready for the upcoming game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Head coach Doug Pederson emphasized that the team will prioritize the players’ health over a single game.
Even if Lawrence sits out this week, the fact that he is practicing merely three days after an injury that initially seemed season-threatening is noteworthy. The Jaguars face a crucial juncture in the season, holding only a one-game lead over the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts in the AFC South, especially after their loss to the Bengals on Monday night.
With Lawrence’s remarkable track record of never missing a start in three NFL seasons, having started all 46 games since being drafted first overall, the Jaguars find themselves at a pivotal moment. As they navigate this critical phase of the season, Lawrence’s apparent readiness for action suggests he might be available for a potential Jaguars playoff run.