It’s the biggest fear for players and coaches in preseason, a serious injury. And, unfortunately there is real concern for Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee after a nasty looking knee injury occurred for him in the first quarter of the game with the Atlanta Falcons.
Lee was hit by Falcons reserve defensive back Damontae Kazee on this play and it’s obvious that his left leg contorted at an awkward angle:
— Kevin Boilard (@247KevinBoilard) August 25, 2018
First, you have to be careful with overreaction to something that looks like that. However, it’s not just a simple twist of the ankle for Lee on that play. And when, teammate Leonard Fournette came over immediately to pray beside him while he was being tended to, and then Lee was carted off, you knew it wasn’t good.
The Jags announced quickly that he would not return to the game.
And then came an interesting “on the fly” diagnosis from the video from an insightful orthopedic surgeon who’s part of TheFantasyDoctors.com. Dr. Selene Parekh, who is part of their web and video coverage for fantasy players:
Marqise Lee takes a blow to the outside of his left knee. MRI will be performed. Must be worried for the ACL and the MCL with that injury. Best case will be just a sprain. Worst case will be an ACL tear with or without the MCL. If so surgery and out 9 to 11 months. https://t.co/XTZpnC4GXl
— Dr. Selene Parekh (@seleneparekhmd) August 26, 2018
So, at the moment, it appears that the best case is a sprain and Lee misses perhaps time at the beginning of the season.
Coach Doug Marrone did not sound optimistic in his post game press conference late Saturday night:
WATCH LIVE as Doug Marrone and Blake Bortles meet with the media and get instant analysis from J.P. Shadrick, Mike Dempsey and Fred Taylor on the Jaguars Postgame Show. https://t.co/R6en1V0vyn
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) August 26, 2018
Marrone told the media, “It looked bad. I’m waiting for the doc to tell me so I can tell you guys.”
We await the official word from the Jaguars on the severity of Lee’s injury, and it looks like it won’t come until Sunday or maybe, beyond.
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