According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Jaguars wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. will be out indefinitely with a fractured ankle after the fourth-year receiver was injured during the team’s first drive of the day tonight against the Cincinnati Bengals.
#Jaguars WR DJ Chark suffered a fractured ankle, source said. Out indefinitely. Just a brutal injury for one of Jacksonville’s best players.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 1, 2021
Chark would be rolled up on following a run by James Robinson. He would be carted off the field, and was quickly ruled questionable to return before being ruled out during the team’s next drive.
Through three games this season, Chark caught seven passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns. Prior to the season, the deep-threat receiver had surgery on a hairline fracture in his finger, forcing him to miss the majority of training camp, and all of the preseason.
Now, it appears the Jaguars will have to look towards other options outside, with Marvin Jones Jr., Laviska Shenault and freshly-activated receiver Tavon Austin as the team’s top players at the position. Jacksonville will also rely on Tyron Johnson, a deep-threat who the team claimed following final cuts at the end of Aug.
Chark is entering his contract season with the team and is set to become a free agent following the year.