Jacksonville Jaguars running back Chris Ivory was a surprise scratch from Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers, as news broke he had been admitted to the hospital in the early morning and would miss the game. Ivory was still in the hospital on Monday, but the specifics of his condition have yet to be disclosed.
"I wish I could say," Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said on Monday at his press conference when asked if Ivory would miss significant time. "I cannot tell you that right now. I am going to meet with our trainers after this. My hope is that I know he is feeling a little bit better. To what degree? I am not sure right now."
While I'm not at liberty to disclose what the issue with Ivory is, I wouldn't imagine it keeps him out much longer than beyond Week 2, if that. It doesn't sound like something that should keep him out for significant time, but with it not being a football related issue with his health, it likely will not be fully disclosed.
While the stat sheet shows the Jaguars struggled to run the football against the Packers, during the game it felt like they team ran it effectively. The stats were bogged down by a few runs that were completely blown up in the backfield, but it was clear that Ivory was missed on Sunday and the team had planned to use him. Notably, he would have been useful for the final play of the game and a few other situations, but Yeldon seemed to do just fine without Ivory in there.
Gus Bradley indicated the team had not discussed making a roster move and adding another running back, and overall I wouldn't worry too much about the Ivory situation.