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Maurice Jones-Drew injury: Jaguars RB hopes to return Friday

Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew was knocked out of Thursday's win over the Texans with a hamstring injury, but his status for Sunday against the Bills is in doubt.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars got a bit of a scare on Thursday night when running back Maurice Jones-Drew took an awkward step avoiding a tackle and had to leave the game. After some tests on the sideline, Jones-Drew was ruled out, but despite saying he'll be ready for the Buffalo Bills, it doesn't appear as if he'll be practicing until Friday at the earliest.

"You've got to be patient," Jones-Drew told Hays Carlyon of The Florida Times-Union on Monday. "You don't want to reinjure it. I've been doing treatment all weekend. We'll see how it goes later in the week when we test it out on Friday. Try to get the scar down."

If the Jaguars are without Jones-Drew on Sunday, it would mean a start for Jordan Todman who has flashed a bit in relief duty this season. The big issue that would arise with Jones-Drew out however is the depth at the running back position, as Justin Forsett is also unavailable leaving just Denard Robinson the other running back available, but he's still feeling out the position in the NFL.

Don't be surprised if the Jaguars add a running back this week and place Forsett on IR with his foot injury.