Josh Scobee Injury Update: Jaguars kicker questionable for Thursday

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 24: Josh Scobee #10 of the Jacksonville Jaguars kicks a field goal against the Baltimore Ravens at EverBank Field on October 24, 2011 in Jacksonville Florida. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Josh Scobee needs just 30 more points to become the all-time franchise scoring leader, but because of a poor offensive year for the Jaguars, it doesn't look like he's going to have much of a shot at breaking that record this season. It's even less likely now that a groin injury held Scobee out of practice on Tuesday and limited him today.

He tweaked his groin during warm-ups for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, but because there is no backup kicker he went ahead and kicked extra points and kickoffs for the Jaguars. It didn't seem to inhibit him much as all six of his kickoffs finished as touchbacks. However, once the team built up a 27 point lead late in the game, interim head coach Mel Tucker elected to go for a two point conversion and have Russell Allen kick the ensuing kickoff to preserve Scobee's leg.

Scobee has missed just two field goals this season and has been one of the few bright spots on the team, so it wouldn't be too surprising to see the Jaguars sit Scobee for Thursday's game against the Falcons and allow his leg to get healthy. The Jaguars signed kicker Brandon Coutu to the practice squad and Scobee's health and whether or not he'll play Thursday will likely be revealed by the team's decision to keep Coutu there or promote him to the active roster today.

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