Jacksonville Jaguars star wide receiver Marqise Lee suffered an injury during his team's preseason game on Saturday night against the Atlanta Falcons. Here's the latest on the injury suffered by the wideout.
Lee, 26, had to be carted off the field after a devastating hit to his lower half. The Falcons' defender went in low, hitting the wide receiver directly in the knee. Lee was down for a couple of minutes before getting carted off the field.
The Jaguars' wide receiver did not return to the game.
Video of Lee's injury is tough to watch.
The Jaguars announced during the game that Lee had to leave with a knee injury. No other updates were provided at the time.
The hit was made by Falcons defensive back Damontae Kazee. Jaguars star defensive back Jalen Ramsey says to blame the NFL and not Kazee.
"You can’t be mad at 27 [Kazee]," Ramsey told reporters after the game. "You have to be mad at the NFL; not mad at them, but that is how the rule is. People are scared to tackle normal because I guess they don’t want to do helmet-to-helmet and get flagged. . . . Game-changing stuff could happen. You don’t really want to blame anyone, but you feel bad for him. I don’t know, man, that’s just tough to see it happen to one of my teammates, period, but you can’t really blame 27."
Kazee took to Twitter after the game to post a message for Lee.
"Before i go out on the field i pray for both teams to stay healthy , i was just trying to make a football play, i will never ever try to hurt anyone, i just want to reach out to you bro and tell you that you’ll be in my prayers everyday," he wrote.
Lee, a second-round pick out of USC, had 56 catches for 702 yards and 3 touchdowns last year. Stay tuned for more injury updates.