JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jaguars left tackle Cam Robinson will miss the rest of the season with a torn left ACL, News4Jax has learned.
The injury occurred in the first quarter of Sunday’s 31-20 win over the New England Patriots.
While blocking Patriots defensive Adrian Clayborn on a third-and-seven pass play, Robinson took an awkward fall to the ground. He was immediately attended to by the Jaguars’ medical staff and was helped off the field.
According to multiple reports, an MRI on Sunday night confirmed the ACL tear, ending the season for the Jaguars second-year left tackle.
Without Robinson the Jaguars will move forward with Josh Wells at left tackle.
"It's a shame what happened to Cam [Robinson] and I'm praying for him, I really am," said Wells on Monday. "But it is an opportunity now and there's an expectation level between the group [offensive line] and trust between the group. You need to be someone that can be counted on and just go out there and play to the best of my ability."
Wells signed with the Jaguars as a collegiate free agent following the 2014 NFL Draft and has mostly been a back-up offensive lineman during his first three years in Jacksonville. Wells only has four career starts but Doug Marrone is confident that he can handle this increased responsibility.
"I really don't want anyone on this roster or this team that's a back-up," said Marrone. "I want everyone to be treated and prepare like they're a starter. I think you see that. We've seen that during the year and we saw it the other night. Josh Wells goes in there and he's ready to go."