Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson says he should be able to play on Sunday against Indianapolis.
That’s a heap of good news for the Jaguars, who can’t seem to keep running backs healthy this season.
The team put T.J. Yeldon (ankle) on injured reserve on Monday. Chris Ivory has missed four games because of various injuries and he might not be able to play this week against the Colts because of a hamstring injury.
Things are much better if Robinson is able to play after missing three games because of an ankle injury. If Robinson would miss Week 17, it means the Jaguars would have to rely on second-year player Corey Grant, first-year player Bronson Hill, and newly signed Daryl Richardson, who has 169 carries in his career but only two since 2013.
Yeldon tweaked his ankle on his second carry of the game. At first, the Jaguars were optimistic about his return, listing him as probable, but they downgraded him to questionable later in the first quarter before ruling him out after halftime. Ivory saw his workload increase with Yeldon out, but he got hurt in the second half, too (hamstring), and did not return.