The Jaguars surprisingly announced on Friday that they would open the 2019 season today without their starting left tackle, as Cam Robinson reportedly injured his right knee during a practice session late in the week.
While Robinson’s status was left open ended by the team, it appears we have a clearer picture as to the extent of the new injury. Per NFL Network’s James Palmer, MRI tests revealed that Robinson hyperextended his right knee, but avoided a potentially more severe outcome.
#Jaguars LT Cam Robinson hyperextended his right knee in practice this week while setting up in pass pro. There is no structural damage, but he could miss a week to maybe a few weeks, per source. Backup Cedric Ogbuehi is also out with a hamstring, Will Richardson will start today— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) September 8, 2019
The good news here is that Robinson avoided any catastrophic tears to the ligaments in the knee, similar to what he experienced in Week 2 last year where a torn ACL ended his season and began a pandemic of injuries along the Jaguars’ offensive line.
That said, the team will now likely be entering a less than ideal situation in which they won’t have clarity as to who will be protecting Nick Foles’ blindside on a week by week basis as Robinson now must work his way back from yet another knee injury.