For Jacksonville Jaguars’ go-to wide receiver Allen Robinson has suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury (ACL) in his left knee on Sunday in the season opening game against Houston Texans. The injury made him to leave the game in the first quarter only. Before leaving, he had made one catch for 17 yards. It is feared that Robinson has torn ACL and will not recover from the injury which will, unfortunately, be the end of the season for him.
The season-ending injury to Robinson is not only devastating for him but a brutal blow to Jaguar too as he was their primary X receiver and Bortles’ competent option to throw to.
Robinson led last two seasons for Jaguars. In all, he played 43 games and has taken 202 catches for 2,848 receiving yards and made 22 touchdowns. He is in the last year of his rookie contract. He was slated to make about 1 million this season.
For Jaguars, Robinson is the third player who got injured and prematurely ended the season; the two others were Shane Wynn and Dede Westbrook. It is likely that Hurns will take over Robinson’s responsibilities.
Several other NFL players who got seriously injured during the first week of the season are:
-David Johnson from Arizona Cardinals suffered a wrist injury.
-Stephon Tuitt from Pittsburgh Steelers got injured and is feared to have a torn biceps.
-Orlando Scandrick from Dallas Cowboys has undergone a fractured left hand.
-Reuben Foster from San Francisco 49ers has suffered a lower leg injury.
-Ronald Darby Philadelphia Eagles have suffered an ankle injury.
-Kevin White of Chicago Bears has had a shoulder injury.
-Danny Woodhead of Baltimore Ravens has suffered a hamstring injury.
-Brian Cushing of Houston Texans was evaluated for a concussion.
National Football League, NFL 2017 season began on 7th September with Kansas City Chiefs taking over Super Bowl LI champion New England Patriots by 42–27 in the Kick off the game. The season will end on February 4, 2018, with concluding game Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.