Not good for my hometown Jacksonville Jaguars!!
The Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Marcus Stroud is now done for the season. As of Wednesday the Jaguars placed Marcus Stroud on the injured reserve, effectively ending a difficult season for Stroud in which he’s fought through nagging injury after injury. Stroud also face a month-long league suspension for violating the NFL’s policy against steroids and related substances. The injury that is ending his season is a severely sprained right ankle. Stroud suffered this injury on the first play of the second half Sunday in the Jaguars 37-6 win over Carolina on December 9th. During the off season, Stroud underwent a microfracture surgery on that same ankle which kept him out of seven games last season for the team. The Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio has announced that Stroud will be out for at least six weeks. The team signed former Houston Texans linebacker Shantee Orr to take Stroud’s roster spot. I think this is a setback for the team because Marcus Stroud is the heart and soul of our defense. I hope the Jags can maintain from this.