JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Injuries are part of the reality in the NFL and the Jaguars injury report continues to grow.
Quarterback Blake Bortles has a Grade 1 AC joint sprain in his right shoulder. It occurred in the first quarter of the game against Tampa Bay. Bortles reported some soreness today and the Jaguars say they'll continue to update us during the week.
Head Coach Gus Bradley says it's possible Bortles won't practice on Wednesday but that it would only be precautionary to keep his shoulder from stiffening up.
It's doubtful that Davon House or Bernard Pierce would be available for the Houston game this week. House suffered a hip contusion and was using a crutch when he left the locker room in Tampa. Pierce reported a hamstring injury to the medical staff at halftime of yesterday's game but he was also suffering from concussion symptoms. At one point as a defender on punt coverage, Pierce became confused and began to block a Buccaneer's player. He's being managed in the NFL's concussion protocol and will be monitored this week.
In the fourth quarter Sunday, T.J. Yeldon reported a groin strain and didn't return to the game. His status will be monitored this week. Same with Paul Posluszny who attempted to warm up before the game in Tampa with an ankle sprain but was unable to play.
Marqise Lee, Sen'Derrick Marks, Denard Robinson and James Sample all continue their rehab and their availability will be updated during the week.
On a positive note, the Jaguars reported that Julius Thomas did not have any medical problems in his first appearance with the Jaguars on Sunday and should be fully available in practice starting Wednesday.
The Jaguars face the Houston Texans at 1pm Sunday at the stadium, their first home game in a month.