Leonard Fournette optimistic about chances of playing Week 2
Leonard Fournette missed the second half of his team’s Week 1 win over the Giants because of a hamstring injury, but the Jaguars star feels good about his chances of being able to play on Sunday against the New England Patriots.
Fournette did not practice on Thursday but spent some time running on the side, and he said he is feeling better each day. However, he said whether or not he plays Sunday will be a “gametime decision.”
Jags RB Leonard Fournette on his hamstring injury and Sunday availability: “I started running on it today (he didn’t practice). It feels good. So that’s progress. We’ll see. It’s a gametime decision… I like my chances more and more as the day has gone on."
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) September 13, 2018
Fournette previously expressed confidence that he will play against New England, so the hamstring injury must be minor. Still, Fournette is an important part of Jacksonville’s offense. They aren’t going to take any chances this early in the season.