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Trevor Lawrence to Defy Odds, Starts for Jaguars Despite High Ankle Sprain #duuuval

In a remarkable display of resilience, Jacksonville Jaguars' quarterback Trevor Lawrence is set to take the field against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, a mere six days after sustaining a high ankle sprain.

Typically, such an injury sidelines players for multiple weeks, but Lawrence, known for his durability, is poised to maintain his streak of never missing a game due to injury. Throughout his journey from high school to college and into his near three-season tenure in the NFL, Lawrence has exhibited a remarkable track record of staying on the field.



Facing the formidable Browns defense, Lawrence's commitment to start stands as a testament to his dedication and fortitude. Although backup quarterback C.J. Beathard was primed to step in if Lawrence couldn't play, the Jaguars secured additional reinforcement by elevating quarterback Nathan Rourke from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday's game.


This situation echoes a similar scenario earlier in the season when Lawrence sustained a left knee injury during a game against the Colts in mid-October. Despite doubts surrounding his availability for the subsequent week's game, Lawrence remarkably started just five days later in a Thursday night matchup against the New Orleans Saints.


Not only did Lawrence take the field that night, but he delivered an exceptional performance. Despite wearing a brace on his injured knee, he showcased his skillset, completing 20 of 29 passes for 204 yards and a touchdown. Impressively, he also exhibited his running prowess, tallying a career-high 59 yards rushing on eight carries, finishing the game as the second-leading rusher behind Saints' running back Alvin Kamara.



Lawrence sustained the recent high ankle sprain during the Jaguars' Monday night clash against the Bengals. Speaking about Lawrence's status, Jaguars coach Doug Pederson expressed optimism on Friday, stating that Lawrence was "feeling good" and had participated in practice, exhibiting movement and signs of progress.


The football world eagerly awaits Lawrence's performance as he steps onto the field, defying the odds and demonstrating resilience in his commitment to lead the Jaguars against the Browns in what promises to be an intriguing matchup.




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