Jalen Parmele Injury: Updates on Jaguars RB's Groin

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistNovember 25, 2012

Nov 18, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Jalen Parmele (34) runs the ball against the Houston Texans in overtime at Reliant Stadium. The Texans defeated the Jaguars 43-37.  Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

Already down one running back, the Jacksonville Jaguars lost backup running back Jalen Parmele to a leg injury during Sunday's game against Tennessee.

UPDATE: Sunday, December 2 at 11:35 a.m. by Matt Fitzgerald

Judging by his omission from the inactive list provided by the Jags' official Twitter, Parmele is ready to roll for Week 13's showdown in Buffalo:

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

— Jacksonville Jaguars (@jaguars) December 2, 2012

The Bills are 31st in the league against the run. Although Rashad Jennings is going to be competing with Parmele for carries, desperate fantasy owners should consider Parmele a solid, last-minute flex option with such a favorable matchup.

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UPDATE: Thursday, November 29 at 10:54 a.m. ET

Jalen Parmele will see a specialist next week to determine if he needs to undergo surgery, according to Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran.

Placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Parmele said in the Jaguars’ locker room Wednesday he sustained a partially torn groin muscle and he will visit a specialist next Wednesday to determine if he needs surgery.

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UPDATE: Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 3:20 p.m. ET by Tim Keeney

Well, that was quick. Just days after getting his first career start, Jalen Parmele has revealed that is headed to the IR (via ESPN's Cecil Lammey):

#jaguars RB Jalen Parmele said on his FB page he has been put on IR and his season is over, sounds like Jordan Todman joined 53man roster

— Cecil Lammey (@cecillammey) November 27, 2012

It appears Rashad Jennings will get another crack at starting duties. 

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UPDATE: Tuesday, November 27 at 11:05 a.m. ET

Rough news for fantasy owners that used a waiver claim on Jalen Parmele last week as the Week 12 starter is considered questionable for Week 13 after injuring his leg against the Titans, according to Florida Times-Union's Eugene Frenette.

Mularkey heaped praise on running back Jalen Parmele for playing through a groin injury that forced him to leave the game twice and leaves him “questionable” for the Buffalo game.

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UPDATE: Sunday, November 25 at 2:15 p.m. ET

Good news for the Jaguars, as Parmele has returned to the game, according to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean

Parmele is back in for the #Jaguars

— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) November 25, 2012



According to Eugene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union, Parmele went to the locker room after suffering an upper leg injury:

Parmele has been taken to the locker room with an upper left leg issue

— Eugene Frenette (@GeneFrenette) November 25, 2012

Mark Long of the Associated Press is reporting that Parmele is questionable to return to this game, while Chris Wesseling of NBC Sports wrote that Parmele is on the sidelines using the stationery bike:

Jaguars RB Jalen Parmele has a leg injury. Questionable to return

— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) November 25, 2012

Jalen Parmele pedaling away on the stationary bike while Rashad Jennings handles the early-game work for the #Jaguars.

— Chris Wesseling (@ChrisWesseling) November 25, 2012

Parmele has been used sparingly this season—he had just 32 carries and 98 yards coming into Week 12—but was seeing a little more playing time with Maurice Jones-Drew battling a foot injury that has kept him out since October 21. 

We will keep you updated on Parmele's status for the rest of this week and moving forward as more information becomes available.