The news came as a breath of fresh air. The knee injury star offensive left tackle Tony Boselli suffered in Sunday morning's practice was diagnosed Sunday afternoon to be a bone bruise in his right knee.
Jaguars coach Tom Coughlin told reporters, following Sunday afternoon's practice, that Boselli had not damaged the anterior cruciate ligament, which had undergone reconstructive surgery in January of 2000. That was the news everyone had been waiting to hear. Maybe the Jaguars' luck is changing.
"At this point in time, with the information I have, after a very thorough MRI and after multiple x-rays and the doctors looking at it very thoroughly, the knee is stable," Coughlin said. "There is a bone bruise, but as far as I know right now, there is no cartilage damage and there is no damage to the ACL. It's a positive outlook at this point in time. An aggressive rehab is going to begin to take place right away. The nature of the injury is such that there is a lot of pain because it's bone on bone when that occurs, but the structure of the knee is sound and stable at this point in time. There is no cartilage damage."
Boselli was reportedly walking with crutches on Sunday afternoon, but "he was weight-bearing for the doctor for the examination, which was good," Coughlin added.
The coach would not offer a prognosis for Boselli's return to action. "I have no idea about that. If (Monday) morning, after further examinations, with the doctors going through all the tugging and pulling that they went through two or three times today, if the analysis is exactly the same, then the aggressive rehab will start to take place and then we'll just have to see how he tolerates it," Coughlin said.
jaguars.com will update news on Boselli's condition as information becomes available today.
Vic Ketchman is the Senior Editor of Jaguars Inside Report, the official team newspaper of the Jacksonville Jaguars. One-year subscriptions may be purchased by calling 1-888-846-5247.