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Eugene Monroe carted off at Jags practice

Andre Branch, Eugene Monroe AP

The Jacksonville Jaguars don’t have running back Maurice Jones-Drew in camp and they’re starting to run short on healthy offensive linemen as well.

Left tackle Eugene Monroe had to leave practice on a cart Wednesday after taking a blow to the head during the workout. The Associated Press reports that he will be evaluated for a concussion and coach Mike Mularkey said that the results of that evaluation will determine whether or not he’s able to play against the Saints on Friday night.

The Jaguars are already without starting left guard Will Rackley, backup guard Jason Spitz and backup center John Estes because of injury. That forced them to move right tackle Eben Britton to guard for last week’s preseason opener against the Giants. After Monroe got hurt, the team moved tackle Cameron Bradfield to the left side and inserted Daniel Baldridge at right tackle.

If Monroe isn’t able to play, the Jaguars might have to change their offensive approach against the Saints in order to make sure they aren’t putting quarterback Blaine Gabbert or any other offensive players at undue risk of injury.

 

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5 Responses to “Eugene Monroe carted off at Jags practice”
  1. maddenisfordorks says: Aug 15, 2012 3:38 PM

    The HC also said he did not think it was serious.

  2. descendency says: Aug 15, 2012 4:11 PM

    Blaine Gabbert just curled up into the fetal position.

  3. nylon22 says: Aug 15, 2012 4:38 PM

    It’s unfortunate the jags have caught the injury bug on the o-line because that’s probably where the least depth is on this roster. Just one more reason they should’ve added o-line depth in the third round (Bobby Massie maybe?) instead of a punter – even if Bryan Anger is a monster.

  4. megabeast37215 says: Aug 15, 2012 10:31 PM

    No no no no no!!! Any position but left tackle! Argh!!!

  5. blancodiablo says: Aug 15, 2012 11:02 PM

    It’s why you don’t draft a punter in the third round. At least with the three and outs we have a punter. Maybe Anger can play QB.

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