Leonard Fournette's status for today's game against the New England Patriots has reportedly been decided. The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without their star running back in the AFC Championship Game rematch.
ESPN NFL insider Jeff Darlington first reported the news of Fournette not playing. The running back was scheduled to go through a workout at noon this afternoon to test out his hamstring, which he injured in the Week 1 win over the Giants.
Fournette will NOT be playing today.
"Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette will NOT play in today’s game, per source. T.J. Yeldon and Corey Grant will get the workload for the Jaguars’ running game," he reports.
Fournette has been attempting to recover from his hamstring injury since last Sunday's game. He said after the win over the Giants that he thought he would be good to go against the Patriots.
Unfortunately, the hamstring injury has not recovered enough for him to give it a go against New England.
Darlington had been reporting all morning that it seemed doubtful.
"I really believe Fournette was trending in right direction this week, but I don’t think the Jaguars will risk playing him if he’s not 100 percent during his pregame warmup. Too risky in Week 2. For fantasy purposes, no promises, but I would be very hesitant to assume he plays," he reports.
Fournette is a big loss for a Jaguars team looking to topple the AFC's best. Kickoff is set for 4:25 p.m. E.T. on CBS.