Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson suffered an ACL injury in his left knee on his first reception of the 2017 season, the team announced, and will likely miss the remainder of the year.
The exact severity of the injury will be revealed Monday, according to the team, but it appears to confirm previous fears of an ACL tear, and looks as though it will be the end of the season for the Jaguars’ top receiving threat.
Robinson, 24, is one of the most dangerous weapons in the Jacksonville offense and got the game started with a 17-yard reception. But he came up hobbling after the catch without contact and eventually went down.
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Savage and the Texans’ offense were shut out in the first half. Savage was unable to drive the offense down the field, going 7-of-13 for 62 yards. Watson led the Texans down the field on his first NFL drive, throwing his first career touchdown pass, a 4-yard pass, to DeAndre Hopkins. It was the team’s only score of the game. Watson was 12-of-23 for 102 yards, an average of just 4.4 yards per pass; Savage averaged 4.8 yards per pass.
O’Brien said he made the decision to bench Savage because he was hoping to kickstart the offense after it struggled to start the game.
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After both Tom Savage and Deshaun Watson struggled in the Texans’ 29-7 loss to the Jaguars on Sunday, head coach Bill O’Brien has a choice to make.
“The decision to go with Deshaun … had more to do with, can we find a spark, could we find somebody that could maybe make a play, that could escape the pocket — things like that,” O’Brien said.