Jacksonville’s defensive centerpiece is going to spend at least a few weeks on the sidelines.
Former Kentucky Wildcat and current defensive end for the Jaguars, Josh Allen, has been sent to the injured reserve list where he will now have to sit out at least the next three weeks. He left during the third quarter of Jacksonville’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers this past Sunday, having to be helped off the field by team trainers due to an injury to his knee.
DE Josh Allen (knee), CB D.J. Hayden (hamstring), and S Daniel Thomas (arm) have been placed on injured reserve.
Hayden is ineligible to return this season as this is his 2nd appearance on injured reserve list in 2020. pic.twitter.com/qe7IDz6DWS
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) November 24, 2020
Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said on Monday that Allen’s injury wasn’t too serious, but enough to cause concern.
“Yeah, it’s not any ligament damage, but it’s still enough to be out for some time. That’s about all I’ll give out. I might give you more later when I get more specific.”
Allen has already missed two games earlier this season due to an unrelated knee injury but still leads the Jacksonville defense in pressure to go along with his 2.5 sacks and 11 quarterback hits. Even still, the injury-plagued season has forced the one-time ‘Cat into a slow start compared to his Pro Bowl rookie season. Jacksonville is currently 1-9 on the season.
Get well soon, Josh. Jacksonville needs you desperately.