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The Latest Injury Update On Jaguars Running Back Leonard Fournette

leonard fournette had to leave the game with an injury

The Jacksonville Jaguars are currently monitoring the health of second-year star running back Leonard Fournette. Fournette's season opener was cut short due to a hamstring injury.

Fournette tweaked his right hamstring during the second quarter of Sunday's win over the New York Giants. He left the game and did not return.

Afterwards, Fournette confidently told ESPN's Josina Anderson he would play in Week 2. However, that doesn't seem to be guaranteed as of now.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Fournette is not expected to practice today.

Now, Fournette missing practice today doesn't necessarily mean he's out for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots. He still has time to get on the field. It would be a great sign if he got back on the field tomorrow, but Jacksonville head coach Doug Marrone told reporters he is okay playing Fournette in a game without practicing.

If Fournette is unable to play this weekend, backup T.J. Yeldon will get plenty of work. Yeldon was solid in relief of Fournette in Week 1, catching a touchdown pass from Blake Bortles.

The Jaguars and Patriots kick off their AFC Championship Game rematch at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday on CBS.