The Jacksonville Jaguars came out of Sunday’s 13-6 loss to the New Orleans Saints with a few injuries that will impact them for the short-term. Geoff Swaim took a nasty hit on a bang-bang play after catching a short pass and was knocked unconcious. Obviously, he will be in the concussion protocol, but he also has an ankle injury to go with the concussion suffered on the same play.
“[Geoff] Swaim is obviously in the concussion protocol; he also has an ankle sprain, so we’ll see where he is. I think last week Josh [Oliver] had a good week of practice, no setbacks,” Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said on Monday afternoon. “We’re going to try to make sure we can progress him through this week and I really do believe that if nothing happens during the week then he’ll have a great shot to play on Sunday, which obviously we would probably need with Swaim in concussion protocol.”
The other big injury in the game was to wide receiver Marqise Lee, who went down in a heap after a play and took a little while to get up. Seeing it happen, I was worried it was going to be another knee injury, but he was helped off the field and the team shortly announced it was an ankle.
“Marqise [Lee], they had him in a boot afterwards, he was walking around. They told me it’s going to be week-to-week and I’ll probably have a much better feel when we talk on Wednesday,” Marrone said.
I wouldn’t expect either player to play this week against the Cincinnati Bengals and truthfully I wouldn’t be shocked to see Lee held out until after the bye week. Lee was still kid of on a pitch count coming back from his ACL injury, so they might as well just let him get healthy and reset it after the bye week.