The Jacksonville Jaguars have been without the services of star running back Leonard Fournette for the last two weeks due to lingering issues with his hamstring.

However, Fournette was able to take a sizeable step forward in his recovery on Friday by being able to participate fully in practice that has now pushed him to be listed as questionable for the contest, according to Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union.

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This is an encouraging development as Fournette has had some difficulty proving that he is ready to play as the team has gone the safe route of keeping out of the game in order to prevent a setback from occurring in the process. He is an extremely valuable piece to the offense as arguably the main cog that makes things go on that side of the ball. The Jaguars have built their identity through running the ball and has shown he can do that a high level.

His ability to partake in practice fully on Friday should be a telling sign that he is nearing his return be it this week or next. The biggest test for him physically at this point will be to see how his hamstring responds after going through a full practice as the next two days will be indicative of his status for Sunday’s contest. It’s clear that he’s pushing to play as leg injuries have hampered him a bit over his first two seasons in the league, which has likely given him more motivation to get back out there to shake that perception.

If Fournette is unable to give it a go against the Jets, the Jaguars will be more than comfortable to roll with backup T.J. Yeldon, who has proven to be a more than serviceable option. Ultimately, this could be a game-time decision as it will come down to how he feels in warm-ups for the contest.