Trevor Lawrence Had Hamstring Tightness Injury at Minicamp, per HC Urban Meyer

Tim Daniels@@TimDanielsBRFeatured Columnist IVJune 8, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - MAY 15: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs drills during Jacksonville Jaguars Training Camp at TIAA Bank Field on May 15, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer said rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence was being treated for hamstring tightness after Tuesday's minicamp practice.

Meyer doesn't expect the hamstring injury will cost Lawrence any time since the Jags are off Wednesday before returning to practice Thursday, per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.

Jacksonville has brought Lawrence, the first pick in the 2021 draft, along slowly during the offseason program as he completes his recovery from shoulder surgery.

Last week, Meyer said the coaching staff was happy with the signal-caller's progress in learning the playbook during organized team activities.

"I thought he looked great. He had a really good day today," Meyer said Thursday. "He's just making steady progress. I want to say—I can't give you percentage of the installation, but we've been at it now for three weeks, and one of the advantages that we've had with Trevor [is] that we've kind of made a decision—I can't remember exactly when—we started working with him a good month before practices started."

Lawrence is expected to be the Jaguars' Week 1 starter, and the hamstring injury won't impact that outlook.

The 21-year-old prized prospect is coming off a terrific college career at Clemson. He completed 66.6 percent of his throws for 10,098 yards with 90 touchdowns and 17 interceptions across 40 games. He added 943 rushing yards and 18 scores on the ground.

He'll have all the tools necessary to make an instant impact in the NFL with a skill-position group that includes running backs James Robinson and Carlos Hyde, wide receivers DJ Chark Jr., Marvin Jones Jr. and Laviska Shenault Jr. and hybrid playmaker Travis Etienne Jr.

During an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio (via 247Sports' Nick Kosko), Lawrence expressed optimism after rookie minicamp in May.

"We're on the right track. I feel really good about where we're at right here with the rookies and the coaching staff," he said. "We're just excited to work with the vets, and that'll be coming here in a few days. ... I think we're in a great spot, though."

Lawrence should be back on the field Thursday to continue preparing for his highly anticipated rookie campaign, which will kick off Sept. 12 against the Houston Texans.