Maurice Jones-Drew set to play Sunday

Jacksonville Jaguars star running back Maurice Jones-Drew sprained a tendon in his left ankle last week against the Oakland Raiders, and Jones-Drew was initially not expected to play against the Seattle Seahawks. Jones-Drew has had a tough start to the season with a rushing average under three yards per carry, and it’s difficult to see him getting back on track against the Seahawks whilst less than 100%. The Seahawks destroyed Frank Gore last week, so MJD should also be in for a rough day.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) returns to the locker room for halftime against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The great news for Jaguars fans is that their star RB will likely end up playing against the ‘Hawks, as the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Maurice Jones-Drew is “good”. Per Rapoport, the Jaguars are planning on playing Jones-Drew against the Seahawks following his MRI, and we’ll see if MJD can be healthy enough to get something going against an incredibly difficult Seahawks defense.

Jones-Drew has 72 rushing yards on 25 carries so far this season, but his yards per carry average should get up to the high 4.0s once he starts to hit his stride. It will be interesting to see how much the ankle hinders him, but he sounds good-to-go and shouldn’t miss the Week 3 showdown in Seattle.

You can follow Joe Soriano on Twitter for more NFL updates and analysis @SorianoJoe. Be sure to like us on Facebook here and follow our site on Twitter as well.

Topics: Jacksonville Jaguars, Maurice Jones-Drew

Want more from NFL Spin Zone?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.

TEAMFeed More NFL Spin Zone news from the Fansided Network

Hot on the Web From golf.com