Paul Posluszny breaks hand in loss to Titans

Jordan Tripp will start if Posluszny is unable to play against Colts


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Jaguars middle linebacker Paul Posluszny broke his right hand in the loss at Tennessee on Sunday.

The team is "continuing to evaluate" options for Posluszny and the Jaguars have not ruled him out for the rest of the year.

One of those options is delaying surgery and potentially playing with a cast on that right hand. Safety Johnathan Cyprien played with a cast earlier this season and Gus Bradley says the team may explore Posluszny doing the same. 

“I guess it depends on what kind of cast. Is it a club?," said Bradley." I think right away you look at the tackling part of it, getting off blocks.” 

Posluszny injured his hand late in the loss to the Titans when he landed it while tackling quarterback Marcus Mariota. If Posluszny does end up on injured reserve, it would be the second consecutive year he finished the season there. He missed the second half of 2014 with a torn chest muscle.

Coach Gus Bradley says Jordan Tripp would replace Posluszny if he can't play Sunday against Indianapolis.

“He did good," said Bradley of Tripp who had four tackles against the Titans. "The thing with him, we put him in yesterday at Otto. I think somewhere in the second or third quarter, we put him in there. He’s our swing guy. I do like his demeanor, I like how he handles it, he’s really sharp. I think if he can lock into Mike and can play that position, then hopefully it’ll progress even faster.”