The Jacksonville Jaguars suffered a 39-29 defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, which marks their sixth consecutive defeat of the season. Things juts continue to get worse for the Jaguars, with reports now emerging that wide receiver Dede Westbrook might be looking at a lengthy spell on the sidelines with what is suspected to be a torn ACL.
This report comes NFL insider Ian Rapoport:
The #Jaguars fear that WR Dede Westbrook tore his ACL in yesterday’s loss to the #Chargers, source said. He’ll have an MRI to confirm the injury that would knock him out for the season.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 26, 2020
Westbrook had to be carted off the field on Sunday after he sustained the injury on a kick return. The broadcast opted not to replay the sequence that led to his injury, which is clearly not a good sign for both Westbrook and the Jaguars.
The 26-year-old is going to undergo an MRI, which will likely confirm the ACL tear. Should this be the case, then it is highly likely that Westbrook is done for the season.
Westbrook hasn’t exactly been lighting it up for Jacksonville this season, but there’s no denying that this is still a huge blow for a team that can’t seem to catch a break of late.
After opening their campaign with a 27-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1, the Jaguars have been on a complete freefall. Sunday night’s defeat against the Chargers takes Jacksonville’s tally to 1-6, as they sit at the bottom of the AFC South standings.
If it’s any consolation, though, the Houston Texans also lost on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, 20-35. The Texans are also 1-6 at the moment, and are tied with the Jaguars at the bottom of the pit.