Jacksonville Jaguars left tackle Cam Robinson suffered a hyperextended right knee in practice this week, according to NFL Network’s James Palmer. “There is no structural damage, but he could miss a week to maybe a few weeks,” per Palmer. He will not play against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
According to head coach Doug Marrone, his right knee “gave out” while setting up pass protection, as he said on Friday, via ESPN’s Michael DiRocco:
“He wasn’t engaged [with a rusher] and the right knee just gave out.”
Marrone also noted that Robinson had an MRI, but at the time, the results were inconclusive.
Though Robinson will be out for some time, the injury report can be taken as a sigh of relief for Jaguars faithful. Considering it was a non-contact injury sustained while setting up pass protection, the worst could have been assumed. Factoring in his torn left ACL in 2018, the worst was expected.
However, Robinson didn’t suffer from any structural damage, nor did he re-injure his surgically repaired knee. Though he’ll be out a few weeks, the Jaguars don’t have to fret a season-ending injury for their third-year left tackle.
In his spot, second-year right tackle Will Richardson will start on the left side, as backup left tackle Cedric Ogbuehi is also out (hamstring). Though Richardson hasn’t played left tackle in the NFL, coming into the draft he was known for his versatility as a tackle. He will have a big-time first test on Sunday when he faces Chiefs pass-rusher Frank Clark.