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Maurice Jones-Drew may have season-ending Lisfranc injury

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The Jacksonville Jaguars don’t have an official diagnosis for running back Maurice Jones-Drew’s foot injury yet. But they’re concerned it could be something very serious.

Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey acknowledged at his press conference today that a Lisfranc injury is a possibility. The Lisfranc injury usually keeps a player out at least a few months, which would make it a season-ending injury at this point in the season.

That’s the worst-case scenario, and it’s possible that further examination will reveal a less serious injury. But there’s real concern in Jacksonville that a bad season is about to get a lot worse with the loss of the Jaguars’ best player.

Jones-Drew, who led the league in rushing last season, held out of training camp this season in the hopes of getting a new contract — which the Jaguars refused to discuss. This year he ranks 18th in the league with 414 rushing yards, and he might not gain any more.

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60 Responses to “Maurice Jones-Drew may have season-ending Lisfranc injury”
  1. prodigalson16 says: Oct 22, 2012 4:18 PM

    Maybe he’ll be nice and healed after the moving vans arrive in Los Angeles.

  2. ammarradhi says: Oct 22, 2012 4:22 PM

    MJD should have held out longer

  3. rezdawg says: Oct 22, 2012 4:24 PM

    The only thing this impacts is my fantasy team. Time to hit the waiver wires…

  4. rg3andout says: Oct 22, 2012 4:25 PM

    ouch!! well jennings will be the top waiver wire target this week

  5. txtuff says: Oct 22, 2012 4:25 PM

    To bad, hate to see any player gone for the season. I soon as I heard foot injury and walking boot Lisfranc is the first thing that came to mind (thinks to Matt Schaub).

  6. habsman says: Oct 22, 2012 4:25 PM

    Lisfranc injuries, don’t they cause you to immediately drop to the ground and toss the football to your oppont?

  7. Neftali Ramos says: Oct 22, 2012 4:25 PM

    ^ This guy was smart enough to have signed Rashad Jennings

  8. granadafan says: Oct 22, 2012 4:27 PM

    At least he’ll have two more years remaining on his long and very generous contract. MJD demanded most of the money upfront, which when using simple math, means there will be less money in the remining years. He’s being paid about where he should be now if you compared the 2012 salary to other backs.

  9. ronaldmexico says: Oct 22, 2012 4:27 PM

    Not a good sign for the team – the Jags’ train may now be headed on an express route to the top 2013 draft pick.

  10. conormacleod says: Oct 22, 2012 4:28 PM

    Weird. Guys that hold out never get injured. Wait. That actually happens all the time!

  11. fnmean1 says: Oct 22, 2012 4:28 PM

    Betcha Cutler doesn’t tweet about him faking his injury.

  12. rg3andout says: Oct 22, 2012 4:29 PM

    well its time for “bag it in for Barkley” in jacksonville

  13. nflfootballjunkie says: Oct 22, 2012 4:30 PM

    Urban Meyer rule?

  14. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Oct 22, 2012 4:30 PM

    Barkley and Mularkey!!!!!!!!

    I’m coining it now.

  15. tsizzlehotpiss says: Oct 22, 2012 4:32 PM

    So long, Jacksonville Jaguars. L.A. gets yet another crack at a franchise.

  16. KIR says: Oct 22, 2012 4:37 PM

    Should have held out for that new contract, kid.

  17. maddenisfordorks says: Oct 22, 2012 4:37 PM

    As a Jag fan …

    I want to offer a cold beer to jag nation.

    It will be January soon.

  18. shlort says: Oct 22, 2012 4:46 PM

    Charles Barkley?

    Hahahaha.

    seriously though. What is it with all these lisfranc joint injuries lately? Is it the shoes? The turf? Both?

    Seems like we are either hearing about this more often, or it wasnt reported as much in the past. Guys are dropping like flies this season with foot injuries.

  19. niubears says: Oct 22, 2012 4:48 PM

    Is Gene Smith fired yet?

  20. 4ever85 (aka Butch DeadLift) says: Oct 22, 2012 4:48 PM

    That’s one way of getting paid more per game.

  21. eagleswin says: Oct 22, 2012 4:48 PM

    I’d say this is what most people predicted would happen when he held out all offseason. Usually you are either ineffective (which he wasn’t) or you are more injury prone (which he was).

    His holdout didn’t cost him any money but it did hurt the team. Should’ve run with Jennings and not rescinded the fines. That’s why noone worries about holding out because the team always caves on the fines.

  22. greatminnesotasportsmind says: Oct 22, 2012 4:55 PM

    Wow, I’ve never seen a running back before miss all of training camp and either under perform or have a season ending injury…

    Way to screw your team MJD.

    Now next year you’ll be the magical age of 30 where running backs die

  23. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 22, 2012 4:58 PM

    Turns out it is a congenital defect. Each of his legs is shorter than the other one.

  24. DubZ480 says: Oct 22, 2012 5:02 PM

    Worst Case scenario for MJD.

  25. angrylionsfan says: Oct 22, 2012 5:03 PM

    Looks like it’s time to “Blow it for Barkley”.

  26. precisionpirate says: Oct 22, 2012 5:06 PM

    Oakland foot curse strikes again

  27. cspades99 says: Oct 22, 2012 5:07 PM

    Do people really think a linsfranc injury has anything to do with the hold out?

    I guess all that extra training camp might have changed the course of the kinetic energy through his feet.

  28. tharoostah says: Oct 22, 2012 5:08 PM

    According to sources on the Raider’s medical staff a Linsfranc injury would make him “week to week”.

  29. claymatthewshairplugs says: Oct 22, 2012 5:08 PM

    Is it me or does it seem like a rise in the incidence of Lisfranc’s since Schuab last year. Already this year you have Benson, Holmes and now Drew. Something different with the turfs this year?

  30. sactogary says: Oct 22, 2012 5:15 PM

    KIR says:Oct 22, 2012 4:37 PM

    Should have held out for that new contract, kid.
    ——————————————————–
    Alternatively, the Jags could’ve paid top dollar for the 18th best rusher this year.

  31. sactogary says: Oct 22, 2012 5:24 PM

    habsman says:Oct 22, 2012 4:25 PM

    Lisfranc injuries, don’t they cause you to immediately drop to the ground and toss the football to your oppont?
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    I’m cutting ‘Tone some slack. If I were lying on the ground, writhing in pain with the play still live and an NFL player coming in to finish the play, I’d have gotten rid of it too. If I had two seconds to think, I’d throw it out of bounds, but I’d be mostly wanting Carlos Rogers to not land on my broken foot.

  32. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 22, 2012 5:35 PM

    People who talk about their fantasy squads at a time like this should be waterboarded.

    And this is EXACTLY why he held out, to avoid what’s going to happen come negotiation time…

  33. jagsfanugh says: Oct 22, 2012 5:39 PM

    It’s not like he will miss anything. The Jags are pathetic..see Sunday against a terrible team.

  34. radrntn says: Oct 22, 2012 5:40 PM

    for an injury that has been around for over 100 years, seems like it is more in the news now then ever before

  35. bjr007 says: Oct 22, 2012 5:43 PM

    thegreatgabbert says:
    Oct 22, 2012 4:58 PM
    Turns out it is a congenital defect. Each of his legs is shorter than the other one.

    ___________________________

    Does that mean that each of his legs is also longer than the other one?

  36. Gordon says: Oct 22, 2012 5:49 PM

    Maybe he’ll tough it out like he suggested Cutler should have done.

  37. vicksprman says: Oct 22, 2012 5:49 PM

    Whatever after the way he was treated even if this injury is minor he wouldn’t rush back. Where are all the we’ll be fine, train leaving is leaving quotes from Khan?

  38. pryor4heisman says: Oct 22, 2012 5:53 PM

    Cutler won’t tweet about this because he is not an ignorant buffoon like this clown.

    karma says, buh bye….

  39. ohiobears says: Oct 22, 2012 6:01 PM

    Shouldn’t he tough it out? Wouldn’t want to appear a sissy as Cutler did, right?…

  40. raymondtx says: Oct 22, 2012 6:02 PM

    He should have the surgery now so he can hopefully be back for the playoffs…oh wait. nevermind.

  41. 8to80texansblog says: Oct 22, 2012 6:04 PM

    Guess MJD is going to have to drop himself from his own fantasy team.

  42. andrewproughcfe says: Oct 22, 2012 6:05 PM

    Chris Johnson may end up being the last running back holdout to ever get a big fat contract.

  43. nfl4days says: Oct 22, 2012 6:07 PM

    MJD is being wasted on a team that is not going anywhere anytime soon. All he has too play for is money basically cause anyone with a brain know that jacksonville would be lucky just to get to 8-8 let alone the playoffs, even in the AFC with 2 teams above .500. Now this.

  44. brenenostler says: Oct 22, 2012 6:27 PM

    Maybe he would have been in football shape if he hadn’t held out

  45. stealthsamuraininja says: Oct 22, 2012 6:29 PM

    @eagleswin

    They did run with Jennings until he got hurt in the first game and missed the next two games. What else were the Jags supposed to do?

    On another note…. I agree that we are seeing an increase of this Lisfranc injury. Part of it could be the way they take up these guys ankle forcing all the force that usually goes to the ankles to the top part of the foot. Their legs take a crazy amount of force and now instead of the ankle it’s the next weakest point. I also hear their shoes are much more flimsy, closer to soccer cleats. Whatever it is, it’s unfortunate that so many players are going down with that injury.

  46. stealthsamuraininja says: Oct 22, 2012 6:31 PM

    Part of it could be the way they ….TAPE ….up these guys ankles, my mistake.

  47. randomguy9999 says: Oct 22, 2012 6:34 PM

    guys who hold out seem to have a curse…

    maybe he wasn’t quite in top shape…. maybe he was…. but either way, he joins a long line of guys who got seriously hurt or plain didn’t perform after long hold outs….

    it never pays off

  48. jimiinpa says: Oct 22, 2012 6:39 PM

    5 years ago ya never heard of this injury , now half the nfl has it

  49. ddogdaddy says: Oct 22, 2012 6:56 PM

    As a Colts fan I can honestly say MJD is the by far the most feared player not named Brady in the last several years to Colts fans. You could almost always count on him always dropping a “duece” (200 yards) on us. A true Colts killer. I hope the injury isn’t serious and he is able to come back but I can honestly say I am not sorry to see him on the side line when we come to Jax.

  50. greatminnesotasportsmind says: Oct 22, 2012 7:03 PM

    cspades99 says:
    Oct 22, 2012 5:07 PM
    Do people really think a linsfranc injury has anything to do with the hold out?

    I guess all that extra training camp might have changed the course of the kinetic energy through his feet.
    ———————————————————————————–

    Actually there is a track record that links hold out running back to season ending injuries

  51. notthatguy87 says: Oct 22, 2012 7:49 PM

    What came first, the music or the misery…?

  52. vikesfansteve says: Oct 22, 2012 7:53 PM

    Where are the tweets about him sitting on the sidelines. MJD called out Cutler who really did injur his knee but said nothing about Woodson in the Super Bowl. Is it because Cutler is white?

  53. jvillenole says: Oct 22, 2012 9:05 PM

    Been a Jag fan since day one, and this is BY FAR the most brutal year I have witnessed.

    It is just all bad. Everything is bad. I knew when they were up 9-0 against the Vikings, and up 20-6 against the Raiders, that they would probably piss it all away. I was right.

    My dad always said it is the hard times that make the good times so much better.

    These are hard times for us Jaguar fans. You have to hit rock-bottom to climb out of the hole. Every NFL has experienced rock bottom. Remember that when you talk crap!

    If this isn’t rock bottom, I hate to see what rock bottom could be…..

    Go Jags!

  54. raiderapologist says: Oct 22, 2012 9:48 PM

    vikesfansteve says: Oct 22, 2012 7:53 PM

    Where are the tweets about him sitting on the sidelines. MJD called out Cutler who really did injur his knee but said nothing about Woodson in the Super Bowl. Is it because Cutler is white?
    ——–
    I hope so. Everything should be racial. Why are kickers almost always white?

  55. rcali says: Oct 22, 2012 9:55 PM

    Rex Ryan seems very interested in this foot injury. Too easy.

  56. dc9sports63 says: Oct 22, 2012 11:58 PM

    Jaguars fans…. Just stay home and watch the game!!!!

  57. fruitcovejag says: Oct 23, 2012 12:28 AM

    Dirty-ass Raider defenders! Rolled MJDs legs and took out our QB the same way! What comes around goes around though and in the NFL I’m sure it won’t take long.

  58. covercorner says: Oct 23, 2012 1:18 AM

    The Jaguars should make a RB out of one of those many tarps that cover their many thousands of unsold seats.

    This is why MJD held out!

  59. asublimeday says: Oct 23, 2012 1:29 AM

    Ill tell you one thing, if that was me with a linsfrac injury, I wouldn’t be sitting on the sideline.

    Cutler says hi.

  60. 16x8equal49ers says: Oct 23, 2012 9:27 AM

    Holds the rushing title from last season. Why wasn’t he put on the Madden cover? lol seems fitting w/ the season he’s had so far.

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