Jacksonville Jaguars starting tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was a “DNP” on the official injury report on Wednesday, dealing with an abdominal injury. Seferian-Jenkins had been dealing with an injury, but according to Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone, aggravated it going up and coming down hard for a football.
“He has had a nagging thing going on and he has been practicing,” Marrone told reporters on Wednesday. “The other day, he went for a ball and wound up falling down and it is sore. We are going to be smart about it.”
Seferian-Jenkins status for Week 1’s matchup with the New York Giants on Sunday is still up in the air, with Marrone indicating that it’s possible he could still play.
“I feel like he will play, but you never know,” Marrone said. “That is me saying it, not him or the doctors.”
An interesting note on Seferian-Jenkin’s injury is that he tweeted about being in Philadelphia on Tuesday, the player’s day off. For those of you who don’t remember, both wide receiver Allen Hurns and Dede Westbrook went to Philadelphia for a second opinion on their abdominal injuries and they ended up getting surgery for a sports hernia and missing time. It makes you wonder if the concern is Seferian-Jenkins has a sports hernia as well and could need surgery, which would sideline him for a few weeks.