Leonard Fournette out against Texans

Leonard Fournette out against Texans

Ross Houston
December 17, 2017

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette, who has already missed a couple of games this season for differing reasons, has been ruled out of the team's game against the Houston Texans.

Video study of last week's game supports Fournette's contention that he can play with proper rest and rehab - and with a certain amount of pain tolerance.

Fournette did not practice on Wednesday because of a quad injury and, per multiple reports from Jacksonville, he remained off the field during the open portion of Thursday's session as well.

Editor's update: Hopkins is expected to play, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport. Ankle injuries then limited Fournette to just seven games during his junior campaign, but he still managed to finish with 843 yards while finding the end zone eight times as a rusher.

The Jaguars are preparing backup Chris Ivory to start in Fournette's place, and T.J. Yeldon is likely to get some carries as well.

The Jaguars rushed for 188 yards against the Colts without Fournette and 139 against Cincinnati. He trails only Kansas City's Kareem Hunt (1,046) among rookies in rushing yards.

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