Maurice Jones-Drew Injury: Updates on Jaguars RB's Foot

Ian HanfordFeatured ColumnistOctober 21, 2012

Maurice Jones-Drew has struggled this season, but the Jacksonville Jaguars' Week 7 contest against the Oakland Raiders was an opportunity to turn things around.

UPDATE: Sunday, December 30 at 1:55 a.m. ET by Rick Weiner

Maurice Jones-Drew doesn't show up on Jacksonville's final injury report of the season, according to Rant Sports' Dov Kleiman (via Twitter):

#Jaguars inactives against the #Titans:Montell Owens, Jordan Long, Eben Britton, Uche Nwaneri, Allen Reisner, John Chick, Antwaun Molden.

— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_RealUpdates) December 30, 2012

That's due to the fact that he was placed on injured reserve after having surgery to repair his injured left foot (h/t ESPN). bringing an end to a tumultuous season for the explosive running back.

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UPDATE: Sunday, December 23 at 11:46 a.m. ET by Patrick Clarke

Maurice Jones-Drew is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against New England, and will not be available for the Jaguars according to the Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran via Twitter:

#Jaguars inactives: Jennings, Jones-Drew, Molden, Marshall, Britton,Lane, Grimes.

— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) December 23, 2012

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UPDATE: Friday, December 21 at 1:13 p.m. ET by Alex Hall

The Jaguars have officially ruled Maurice Jones-Drew out for Week 16 against the New England Patriots. Jaguars.com senior writer John Oehser broke the news on Twitter, tweeting:

Mjd will not play sunday. Officially ruled out #jaguars

— John Oehser (@JohnOehser) December 21, 2012

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UPDATE: Thursday, December 20 at 1:06 p.m. ET

Rough news for Jaguars fans as Maurice Jones-Drew did not practice today, according to Florida Times-Union's Vito Stellino.

Mularkey predicted MJD wud not practice Thursday and he was right. MJD was on bike, a sign he will miss the New England game.

— Vito Stellino(@vitostellino) December 20, 2012

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UPDATE: Wednesday, December 19 at 12:30 p.m. ET by Ben Chodos

Good news has been rare in Jacksonville this season, but the Jaguars just received some in regards to Maurice Jones-Drew.

Eugene Frenette of The Florida Times-Union reported the following on the star running back's recovery:

#Jaguars Jones-Drew says if all goes well in practice, no unforeseen setbacks, he hopes to play Sunday vs. #Patriots.

— Eugene Frenette (@GeneFrenette) December 19, 2012

It is too late to avoid another disappointing season, but Jones-Drew's presence can still help the Jaguars keep the score respectable against a tough New England Patriots team. 

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UPDATE: Sunday, December 16 at 11:40 a.m. ET by Rob Goldberg

Maurice Jones-Drew will miss at least one more week as he has been officially named inactive for Week 15, according to the team's official Twitter account:

Jaguars inactives: Quan Cosby, Rashad Jennings, Jordan Todman, Aaron Ross, Maurice Jones-Drew, Andre Branch, George Selvie.

— Jacksonville Jaguars (@jaguars) December 16, 2012

 

The star running back has not played since Oct. 21 against the Oakland Raiders, and it is unknown if he will see the field for the remainder of the season.

With Rashad Jennings also out, Montell Owens will be the starting running back for the Jaguars. He rushed for 91 yards with a touchdown on 14 carries last week against the New York Jets.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, December 12 at 12:36 p.m. ET

Associated Press' Mark Long reports that the Maurice Jones-Drew will not practice today and is questionable for Sunday.

Jaguars RB Rashad Jennings has not passed his concussion test. CB Aaron Ross (calf) limited. MJD (foot) will not practice today

— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) December 12, 2012

MJD is moving into phase II of rehab, which means working on the side. Mularkey says he's very questionable vs Dolphins

— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) December 12, 2012

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UPDATE: Sunday, Dec. 9 at 11:45 a.m. ET by Pete Schauer

Maurice Jones-Drew will miss another week of action, as he's listed as inactive for Sunday's matchup with the New York Jets, according to the Jaguars twitter page.

#Jaguars inactives: Jennings Jones-Drew, Ross, Brewster, Shorts, Selvie, Chick

— Jacksonville Jaguars (@jaguars) December 9, 2012

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UPDATE: Sunday, Dec. 2 at 11:41 a.m. ET by Justin Welton

According to the official Jacksonville Jaguars Twitter page, Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills.

#Jaguars inactives: Toney Clemons, Derek Cox, Jordan Todman, Maurice Jones-Drew, Steve Vallos, Austen Lane, Jeris Pendleton

— Jacksonville Jaguars (@jaguars) December 2, 2012

The injury to Jones-Drew opens the door for guys like Rashad Jennings. Last week against the Tennessee Titans, Jennings rushed for 43 yards and a touchdown.

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UPDATE: Tuesday, November 27 at 11:10 a.m. ET

Fantasy owners and Jaguars fans shouldn't count on Maurice Jones-Drew this week. Florida Times-Union's Eugene Frenette has the latest:

Mularkey said running back Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) will 'probably' be out another week but ruled out placing him on injured reserve.

'We want to finish strong and we need everybody we can to finish strong,' Mularkey said. 'We think he has a chance to come back for a few games.'

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UPDATE: Sunday, November 25 at 11:50 p.m. ET by Timothy Rapp

Sorry Jaguars fans and MJD fantasy owners, but the running back will miss another week of action. Form John Oehser of Jaguars.com:

Inactives for #jaguars: Will Middleton, M Jones-Drew, G. Jones, Harris, Vallos, D'Anthony Smith and Pendleton.

— John Oehser (@JohnOehser) November 25, 2012

For those of you with Jalen Parmele as your MJD handcuff, you'll be using him on Sunday.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, November 21 at 12:40 p.m. ET by Timothy Rapp

I'm afraid I don't have good news to pass along, Jaguars fans and MJD fantasy owners. According to Michael Fabiano of NFL.com, Jones-Drew will miss another week due to injury:

Jags coach Mike Mularkey confirms that Maurice Jones-Drew is not expected to play in Week 12. Jalen Parmele likely to be the lead RB again.

— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) November 21, 2012

Go ahead and snag Jalen Parmele on the waiver wire. Hopefully, we'll see MJD in Week 13.

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UPDATE: Sunday, November 18 at 11:45 a.m. ET by Timothy Rapp

What we already knew is now official—Jones-Drew is out for today's game against the Houston Texans. From the official Twitter account of the Jaguars:

#Jaguars inactives: Jones-Drew, Lowery, Mathis, G. Jones (FB), Vallos, D. Anthony Smith and Pendleton

— Jacksonville Jaguars (@jaguars) November 18, 2012

This means another week of Rashad Jennings starting in Jacksonville, or as I like to call it, another week of no viable fantasy running backs for the Jaguars.

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UPDATE: Monday, November 12 at 3:22 p.m. ET

Awful news for the struggling Jaguars and fantasy owners as Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) has already been ruled out for the team's Week 11 contest, according to Florida Times-Union's Eugene Frenette per Jacksonville head coach Mike Mularkey. 

Jones drew out for texans game says mularkey. Mathis lowery greg jones to be determined later in week

— Eugene Frenette (@GeneFrenette) November 12, 2012

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UPDATE: Monday, November 12 at 11:59 a.m. ET

Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) was a limited to riding the stationary bikes today at practice, according to Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran.

#Jaguars practice (helmet): MJD, G. Jones on bikes, Lowery/Mathis doing side-field work. Everybody else present.

— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) November 12, 2012

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UPDATE: Monday, November 5 at 3:55 a.m. ET by Ben Chodos

Jacksonville head coach Mike Mularkey had both positive and negative news regarding star running back Maurice Jones-Drew.

Jaguars.com's John Oehser reported via Twitter that Mularkey has ruled Jones-Drew out for the team's Thursday night matchup with the Indianapolis Colts, but that may be the last game he misses. 

Mularkey said MJD out Thursday, but doesn't think his season is over. Mularkey said he'd be questionable for the following week.

— John Oehser (@JohnOehser) November 5, 2012

Jones-Drew is the Jaguars' best offensive player and his return would be a massive boost for the struggling team. 

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UPDATE: Sunday, November 4 at 11:50 a.m. ET by Timothy Rapp

As expected, MJD is inactive for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. From Mark Long of the Associated Press:

Jaguars inactives: WR Armstrong, RB/FB Owens, S Lowery, CB Mathis, RB MJD, FB Jones and DT Pendleton

— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) November 4, 2012

For another week, Rashad Jennings is a viable alternative to MJD for fantasy owners. Hopefully, Pocket Hercules will be able to make his return soon.

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UPDATE: Monday, October 29 at 3:15 p.m. ET by Timothy Rapp

John Oehser of Jaguars.com has an update on MJD's playing status this week. Spoiler alert: It isn't good news.

MJD and Lowery definitely out Sunday, Mularkey says

— John Oehser (@JohnOehser) October 29, 2012

This is hardly surprising stuff, as we've expecting MJD to miss at least a handful of games. Still, he's obviously the team's most dangerous offensive player and, while Rashad Jennings is a solid backup, the Jaguars are in trouble without MJD.

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UPDATE: Sunday, October 28 at 12:58 p.m. ET 

Maurice Jones-Drew has been listed as inactive for Sunday's matchup with the Green Bay Packers according to the NFL's Week 8 Inactives Report.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, October 24 at 12:27 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Although it's great that Maurice Jones-Drew isn't expected to miss the entire season as of right now, more troubling news continues to make its way out of Jacksonville. MJD has no timetable for his return, according to the official Jaguars Insider Twitter account:

Jones-Drew says he has no timetable for return. Gabbert ready to get back to work and start on Sunday.

— jaguarsinsider (@jaguarsinsider) October 24, 2012

At this point, fantasy owners need to hope MJD will be back in time for a potential fantasy playoff or championship push and must find a replacement for the next several weeks.

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UPDATE: Tuesday, October 23 at 5:05 p.m. ET by Ben Chodos

The news surrounding Maurice Jones-Drew's foot injury is both positive and negative, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, who reported the following via Twitter:

Strange deal for #Jaguars & Jones-Drew. Good news? Source says no lisfranc fracture. Bad news? Likely to miss "significant" number of games.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 23, 2012

The Jaguars were already struggling, and things may now get even worse, as they will have to find a way to win without their best player. 

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UPDATE: Monday, October 22 at 2:09 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Awful news for the reeling Jacksonville Jaguars, as Maurice Jones-Drew will not play in the team's Week 8 contest against the Green Bay Packers, the team announced today on Twitter:

Jones-Drew will be out for Sunday's game at Green Bay. Mularkey doesn't have further timeline for him.

— jaguarsinsider (@jaguarsinsider) October 22, 2012

The Florida Times-Union's Eugene Frenette offers more on MJD's injury status:

Mularkey says there was Liz-Franc concern about MJD, has an "arch sprain," but hasn't ruled out Liz-Franc. DE Austen Lane was out 2 months

— Eugene Frenette (@GeneFrenette) October 22, 2012

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UPDATE: Sunday, October 21 at 6:20 p.m. ET by Ben Chodos

Maurice Jones-Drew does not appear as if he will be returning to the Jacksonville Jaguars' game against the Oakland Raiders.

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported the following via Twitter:

MJD walking to Jags sidelines on crutches and with his foot in a walking boot device.

— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 21, 2012

Rashad Jennings has continued to carry the load in the backfield in Jones-Drew's absence. 

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UPDATE: Sunday, October 21 at 5:29 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford

According to the Jaguars' Twitter feed, it's not Jones-Drew's ankle that's bothering him:

Injury for Maurice Jones-Drew is left foot.Questionable for return.

— jaguarsinsider (@jaguarsinsider) October 21, 2012

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It doesn't look like that's going to happen, though. According to Rotoworld's senior NFL editor Evan Silva, Jones-Drew was carted off the field early in the game:

Yikes, Jones-Drew carted off (ankle).

— Evan Silva (@evansilva) October 21, 2012

The Jaguars' official Twitter feed followed up Silva's news with a more specific report:

Maurice Jones-Drew was brought into the lockerroom via cart.Questionable to return.#Jaguars

— jaguarsinsider (@jaguarsinsider) October 21, 2012

On the season, Jones-Drew has 84 carries for 408 yards and one score. Before leaving Sunday's game, he had two carries for six yards.

Despite the slow start to MJD's season, this is catastrophic for Jacksonville's offense. Whether he's producing or not, he's the team's best chance at finding the end zone.

If Jones-Drew can't go, Jacksonville will turn to Rashad Jennings. He had 136 carries in his four-year career entering Sunday's game, along with five career touchdowns. He's not Jones-Drew, but there are worse backup options around the league.

Given the Jaguars' passing woes (32nd in the league), not running the ball is not an option if they want to be successful. As a team, they're already averaging less than 100 rushing yards per game, which is sure to get worse if Jones-Drew misses any length of time.

This is also an injury that is going to be felt by fantasy owners. If he's on your team, you've probably been battling with putting Jones-Drew in your lineup every week. It's tough to sit a No. 1 running back, but this injury could make your decision a bit easier.

The extent of the injury is unknown at this point, but it doesn't sound good. He was injured during the team's first offensive series, and he appeared to get his ankle taped during the team's second set of offensive plays.

If he's able to return to Sunday's game, Jaguars fans can breathe a sigh of relief. If he can't, Jacksonville will have to prepare with Jennings as they await the Green Bay Packers in Week 8.

Stay tuned for updates regarding Jones-Drew's ankle.