"We remain hopeful," said Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin, "that the damage is not too extensive to the ACL and therefore Mark could return at some point. There is not a lot of swelling. Mark is a very strong young man and this is the position that the Jaguars take in terms of Mark's injury. Mark believes that God has a plan, he does not feel sorry for himself, we do not feel sorry for ourselves, we are a team and we draw strength from one another... We have a great challenge. We have a good football team. There's a lot to be accomplished here and our attitude will be that we won't feel sorry for ourselves. We've got a lot of things to work with and to improve upon.
"I think I can use Mark's statement," Coughlin continued, "and Mark's statement was 'That's football.' There was no apparent intent at all. There was entanglement at the line of scrimmage and it was the force of the pressure that probably drove (New York Giants LB Jessie) Armstead down low, and his attempt to get to the quarterback is what caused him to go into the knee."