When the injury took place on Monday Night Football, many assumed that Jacksonville Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence would miss multiple weeks. A sigh of relief came when Lawrence was “just” diagnosed with a high ankle sprain but, certainly, he’d miss a game or two at least was the belief.
That belief was reinforced when the Jags QB sat out Wednesday’s practice but concern rose that his backup, CJ Beathard, was limited to start the week as well.
Clarity is not likely with Lawrence and Beathard, however.
With a sloppy field likely due to rain in the forecast, Jacksonville will have an extra variable to contend with but their starter returned to the practice field today, way sooner than anyone expected:
#Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence, who is dealing with a high ankle sprain, returned to practice today in some capacity.— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) December 7, 2023
Good news maybe for his prospects of playing against Cleveland. pic.twitter.com/l2OofPgE9d
Both Lawrence and Beathard were limited today in practice but having their star back on the field by Thursday adds to the optimism that he will be able to play this week against the Browns.
Either either or both are unable to play this week, Nathan Rourke would have to be elevated from the practice squad. The Jaguars would not be able to make Rourke their emergency quarterback unless they signed him to the 53-man roster this week.
How surprised are you that Lawrence is already back on the field?