NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars WR DJ Chark carted off vs Cincinnati Bengals
- DJ Chark was blocking on a run play when multiple players landed on the back of his leg
- Chark has seven catches for 154 yards and two touchdowns through three games this season
- Jaguars led Cincinnati 14-0 at halftime.
DJ Chark was blocking on a run play when multiple players landed on the back of his leg during a tackle of James Robinson. As per a report by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the wide receiver suffered a fractured ankle and is out indefinitely.
Chark remained laying on the turf after his left foot twisted under the weight of other players. He was taken to the Jacksonville locker room on a cart. As the Jaguars search for a win to end their streak of losses, Chark along with quarterback Trevor Lawrence were expected to play key roles.
Chark has seven catches for 154 yards and two touchdowns through three games this season.
Meanwhile, Cincinati's Larry Ogunjobi is questionable to return with a left knee injury, the team informed.
The Cincinnati Bengals started without some key regulars on Thursda, with receiver Tee Higgins, safety Jessie Bates, guard Xavier Su’a-Filo and cornerback Chidobe Awuzie sidelined by injuries.
Higgins (shoulder) and Su’a-Filo (groin) missed their second straight game. Bates (neck) and Awuzie (knee) were injured Sunday in a win over Pittsburgh.
Defensive tackle Tyler Shelvin and tackle Fred Johnson also were listed as out.
Kicker Josh Lambo, defensive linemen Roy Robertson-Harris Jordan Smith and Jay Tufele, cornerback Nevin Lawson and running back Carlos Hyde were listed as inactive for the Jaguars.
Jacksonville activated kicker Matthew Wright and receiver Tavon Austin ahead of the game.
Cincinnati Bengals are coming off a comprehensive victory against the Pittsburg Steelers. The Jaguars are 0-3 under first-year NFL coach Urban Meyer, who didn't lose much in 17 years as a college head coach.
However, the Jacksonville side aren't enjoying a similar fate as they are trying to avoid losing its 19th consecutive game.
Meyer ahead of the clash said the Jaguars are getting closer to playing a complete game. They were leading late in the third quarter Sunday before losing 31-19 to Arizona.
"First game, nothing," Meyer lamented, according to Associated Press inputs. "Second game, we made it through a half that we were playing pretty well. Third game, we’re getting (there). I’m looking for constant improvement. I’m looking for loyalty and faith in the locker room, which I have. That’s never wavered. I’m not taking anything away from the Cardinals, we played well enough and (if) we don’t make some mistakes, we could’ve won that game."