On Friday, coach Gus Bradley said that Toby Gerhart, RB for the Jaguars, will not be able to play the game on Sunday against the Titans due to an injured right foot, and now many price per head agents wonder how the team’s performance could be affected by his absence.
The coach said that Gerhart was looking to hit the field despite his injury, but the medical and coaching staff made the decision to not let him play when the team faces Tennessee.
The RB suffered the injury against the Eagles in the team’s season opening game, but no time was missed by the player in their next three meetings. His foot was injured again in their loss to Pittsburgh last Sunday.
“It’s frustrating and disappointing,” said Gerhart, who has 123 rushing yards, leading Jacksonville. “It’s something that’s been dragging on since the horse collar at Philly. Trying to push through it and starting to feel good and then have a play and it takes a step back.
“I wish I was out there. I guess it’s part of the game, but just sad about it.”
Gerhart was able to hold full practice on Wednesday, but the player had a setback and was not able to practice on Thursday as well as on Friday, to the concern of many fans.
“I’m going to keep pushing and trying, but they said at this point you need to take a step back, and the best thing for it is time,” said Gerhart. “I wish we were on a bye week right now instead of having to miss a game. I think in the long run, this will be best for me to get healthy and for the team moving forward.”
The coach said that Storm Johnson, Denard Robinson, and Jordan Todman will be the players to split the carries, but he still was not sure on which one would get the starting job.
But price per head agents learned that Jacksonville will have a full set of WR’s this season for the very first time.
Marqise Lee and Cecil Shorts III – both players who suffered injured hamstrings – were able to hold full practice on Thursday and on Friday, to the relief of many fans. Shorts was not able to feature against the Steelers after September 28, when he injured his hamstring against the Chargers, and Lee did not play in the team’s last three meetings.