The Jacksonville Jaguars host the New England Patriots this Sunday in a rematch of last year's AFC Championship Game. Jacksonville running back Leonard Fournette's status for the game is up in the air.
Fournette injured his right hamstring in last week's win over the New York Giants. He sat out some of the second quarter and the entire second half.
In the aftermath of the win, Fournette told ESPN's Josina Anderson he would be good to go in Week 2. However, his availability for Sunday remains undetermined.
Fournette has yet to practice this week. However, he did run today, which is a positive sign.
The second-year pro told reporters he "likes his chances" of playing this weekend.
Hearing Fournette say these things and knowing he was at least able to run today has to be encouraging for Jaguars fans. You know as a competitor he wants to play in a big game like this one.
Still, the team has to exercise caution, given how valuable he is to the franchise and how early it is in the season. If Fournette can't go, veteran backup T.J. Yeldon should be able to provide solid play in his place.
The Jaguars and Patriots will kick off at 4:25 p.n. ET Sunday on CBS.