Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence diagnosed with right high ankle sprain, questionable in Week 14

The Jacksonville Jaguars experienced a nightmare on Monday night when Trevor Lawrence went down, but the third-year quarterback has avoided a season-ending injury.

"It's just a right high ankle sprain," Jaguars coach Doug Pederson said Tuesday. "Everything is stable and everything looks good. We'll see where he is in a couple of days."

Lawrence was injured when he got his right ankle inadvertently stepped on by Jaguars tackle Walker Little as he was bent over backward after being sacked on third down by Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Trey Hendrickson during the fourth quarter of Jacksonville's 34-31 overtime loss.

Lawrence was in visible pain after the sack and then slammed his helmet down as the stunned Jacksonville crowd looked on in disbelief. Both Jaguars and Bengals players showed their concern as Lawrence was writhing in pain.

The Jaguars quarterback was eventually assisted off the field and to the team’s locker room.

Lawrence had 258 passing yards and two touchdowns at the time of his exit with 5:43 left in the fourth quarter. Jaguars kicker Brandon McManus missed a 48-yard field goal on the ensuing play.

The ESPN broadcast said shortly after the injury that Lawrence was in the X-ray room, with the Jaguars announcing that he was questionable to return with an ankle injury.

Trevor Lawrence is assisted off the field after he was injured during the fourth quarter.
Trevor Lawrence is assisted off the field after he was injured during the fourth quarter.

C.J. Beathard replaced Lawrence at quarterback and finished the game for Jacksonville.

Lawrence is the latest big-name quarterback to sustain an injury this season. Aaron Rodgers (Achilles), Kirk Cousins (Achilles), Deshaun Watson (shoulder), Anthony Richardson (shoulder), Joe Burrow (wrist), Daniel Jones (knee) and Kenny Pickett (ankle) have all gone down with injuries.

Lawrence isn't the only injury the Jaguars are dealing with following Week 13's loss to the Bengals.

Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk suffered a core muscle injury and is expected to miss multiple weeks. Little strained his left hamstring and cornerback Tre Herndon is in concussion protocol, Pederson told reporters Tuesday.

Monday's loss dropped the Jaguars to 8-4 on the season. The AFC South-leading Jaguars are a game ahead of the Indianapolis Colts (7-5) and Houston Texans (7-5) in the loss column.

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