The Jacksonville Jaguars picked up a few potential major injuries in their 34-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. The most noteworthy injury was to that of starting safety Johnathan Cyprien, who was knocked unconscious when he landed hard on his back going up for an interception.
Cyprien laid on the ground motionless for nearly two full minutes before getting up and walking off the field. Clearly he suffered a concussion and did not return to the game. I would imagine he's going to miss Sunday's game against Washington too, despite the fact that he tweeted he was fine on Sunday evening. There was a clear difference in the defensive performance when Cyprien left the game.
Want to say thank you to all fans, family and friends who reached out to me in someway concerning my health.It means a lot. I'm doing great!— Cyp (@J_Cyprien) September 8, 2014
Another injury to keep an eye on is the ankle of running back Toby Gerhart. The Jaguars struggled to run the football all game Sunday against the Eagles, but it didn't help that Gerhart hurt his ankle on a horse collar tackle in the backfield. Gerhart returned to the game after missing a few series, so he should be available Sunday, but his status in practice will be one to monitor.
Rookie guard Brandon Linder also left the game at some point and had his ankle iced in the locker room after the game. Paul Posluszny looked like he dinged his knee in the game, but he returned after missing a series. Safety Josh Evans also left the game with an injury at some point.