Leonard Fournette officially ruled out of Week 5

By Matt Johnson
Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without star running back Leonard Fournette once again due to a persistent hamstring injury that will now sideline him for Week 5.

Fournette, who first suffered the hamstring injury and left the game in Week 1, sat out Week 2 and 3 as the team tried to exercise caution. While he returned in Week 4, Fournette aggravated the injury after only 12 touches and is now sidelined once again.

Injuries have quickly become a theme for the 23-year-old’s NFL career, following a trend that appeared in college. In his second season, Fournette has now missed six games, and that number will only get larger in 2018.

In his absence, T.J. Yeldon is expected to take on the featured role in Jacksonville’s offense. Yeldon racked up 100 total yards and two touchdowns against the New York Jets, so it’s certainly a role he has shown he can be productive in.