Jaguars’ Trevor Lawrence questionable for Browns clash despite high ankle sprain

Lawrence had a light practice on Thursday and until game day will wait for a final decision.


Jaguars’ Trevor Lawrence questionable for Browns clash despite high ankle sprain

Trevor Lawrence (Image via Sky Sports)

Jacksonville Jaguars fans have to wait until Sunday to get a clear picture of whether or not Trevor Lawrence puts on his pads or not. Head coach Doug Pederson revealed that Lawrence had a short training session on Thursday during practice.

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He moved around a little bit; see how he does today. Kind of base it on the medical staff and how Trevor feels.
Pederson said after practice

The 24-year-old came out second best during a tussle on Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. Left tackle Walker Little accidentally stomped on Lawrence’s calf. However, what many thought to be a serious ankle sprain at first glance and feared for a long time out on the sidelines may not be the case after all.

The past 48 hours have been some big steps, and I'm really happy with how it's healing up. I'm trying to do as much as I can each day without aggravating it or making anything worse.
Lawrence

It won’t be the first time Trevor Lawrence makes a quick return following an injury

The Jaguars struck gold when they drafted Trevor Lawrence as the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft out of Clemson. He has yet to miss a single game, and it’s not like his path was a bed of roses.

Trevor Lawrence
Trevor Lawrence (Image via Bleacher Report)

Lawrence suffered a toe injury late in the first half of a game in Detroit last season but returned in the second half. In the sixth game of 2023 against the Indianapolis Colts, he got knocked on the ankle but returned to play just four days later against the New Orleans Saints. Not only that, he threw for 204 yards and a touchdown and ran for a career-high 59 more in a 31-24 victory.

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It just shows his toughness—physical toughness, mental toughness. When your quarterback exudes that, I think it does send a message to the rest of your team in a good way.
Pederson

The Jacksonville Jaguars are currently on their best start to a season (8-4) since 2017, in which they finished 10-6. They sit at the top of a surprisingly competitive AFC South and occupy the fourth spot in the AFC seed for the playoff.

A large share of the credit has to go to Trevor Lawrence. He has completed 271 passes for 3004 yards and has thrown 14 touchdowns, along with 4 rushing touchdowns. If he fails to make it in time for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns, then veteran QB CJ Beathard will take over.

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