The Jacksonville Jaguars suffered another blow in what has been a dismal season for them. They will be forced to play the final three games of the schedule without their most dynamic player on offense.
The Jaguars haven't played good this season and their putrid 2-11 record is the perfect example of a team that hasn't been able to show much promise on the offensive side of the ball. Coach Gus Bradley has struggled in his second season but one of the positives of this campaign was the emergence of second-year RB Denard Robinson as a legitimate threat on the rushing game.
Bradley confirmed that Robinson suffered a right foot sprain against the Houston Texans and as a result, the second-year player won't return to the field this season.
Robinson saw limited action in the first six weeks of the season but he had his first start against the Cleveland Browns, torching them for 127 yards and a score. He was the starter for the rest of the regular season and while he mixed some good performance with some other poor ones, his skill set was quite useful on a very young team and there's no question he will have a place on the roster for 2015 and beyond.
Despite the fact that he started his first game in Week 6, Robinson leads the team on rushing yards (582), rushing TDs (four) and averaged 4.3 yards per carry. The former Michigan QB also caught 23 passes for 124 yards.
With Robinson out, Toby Gerhart will have even more chances to prove why he inked a three-year, $10.5 million contract in the offseason. Storm Johnson and Jordan Todman also figure to have a place in a backfield that will be seriously depleted with the absence of Robinson but as things stand right now, Gehart is slated to start on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.