Trevor Lawrence appeared to suffer an injury late in the Jacksonville Jaguars‘ Week 6 win over the Indianapolis Colts. What happened to the third-year signal-caller on Sunday, and what is his latest injury status?
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Trevor Lawrence Injury Update
Lawrence’s knee was twisted as Colts defender Samson Ebukam took him down near the end of Sunday’s game.
Fortunately, Lawrence walked off the field under his own power. But given that Jacksonville had the game easily in hand, it never appeared likely that Lawrence would re-enter the contest.
#Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence grabs at his knee after getting taken down on this play.
— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) October 15, 2023
The Jaguars listed Lawernce as questionable with a knee injury, but C.J. Beathard was under center for the rest of the game.
As injury analyst Jeff Mueller noted, the Jaguars could theoretically be concerned that Lawerence suffered MCL or meniscus damage on the play above. But it’s too early to speculate, especially given that Jacksonville was leading 37-20 when Lawrence departed.
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For what it’s worth, Lawrence appeared to be walking relatively normally — if slightly gingerly — when heading to the locker room after the Jaguars’ win.
Jacksonville faces a short turnaround, with a Thursday night game against the New Orleans Saints on tap in Week 7. As such, even a minor injury for Lawrence could affect his status for TNF.
Fantasy Fallout From Lawrence’s Injury
Beathard is the backup option in Jacksonville. If you thought we had problems with the Jacksonville receivers through six weeks, it won’t get any easier if Lawrence misses time.
Christian Kirk’s slot role is more transferrable than the field-stretching big-play role of Calvin Ridley, especially if we get Zay Jones back sooner rather than later.
If Lawrence is sidelined, Kirk and Ridley should be considered low-end WRs at best, with Evan Engram remaining a locked-in TE starter. The run game would take a step back, but not enough to drastically impact the value of Travis Etienne Jr.
— PFN Fantasy Analyst Kyle Soppe