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.
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.