The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without running back Toby Gerhart for a few days as he deals with "leg soreness", which kept him out of the Jaguars scrimmage at EverBank Field on Saturday evening. The team however, insists it's nothing outside of normal camp soreness and they're just being precautionary.
#Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart not practicing because is soreness in his leg. Team says nothing more than normal camp soreness.— Michael DiRocco (@ESPNdirocco) August 4, 2014
The Jaguars signed Gerhart to a three-year deal in free agency, gambling that he's the back he was at Stanford and was just buried behind a great running back in Adrian Peterson. Gerhart has looked impressive in training camp so far, albeit predominantly without pads, and is much quicker around the edge and to the outside than most expected.
Without Gerhart practicing, Jordan Todman is likely to get first team reps with Denard Robinson picking up some of the slack with the second team.
With Gerhart sitting out a few days before the team's first preseason game on Friday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, I'd be surprised if he dressed for the game.
INJURY UPDATE: Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union is reporting that Gerhart is suffering from a hip flexor. Again, I'd be very surprised if Gerhart dresses for Friday night's game, or even sees extensive work this preseason.
Gerhart hip flexor, day to day.— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) August 4, 2014
It's not a serious injury by any means, but it needs rest.