Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Mark Brunell will miss this
Sunday's regular season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals due to
a sprained left knee he suffered yesterday against the Tennessee
Titans. A magnetic resonance imaging exam performed today
confirmed that Brunell suffered a sprain of the medial collateral
ligament in the knee. His status is week-to-week.
Brunell suffered the injury with just over three minutes remaining in
the second quarter of Sunday's game. He was replaced for the
remainder of the game by Jay Fiedler, who will make his first NFL
start this Sunday in place of Brunell. Fiedler, a four-year veteran,
has played in six games for the Jaguars this season. He has
completed 60 percent of his passes (33 of 55) for 339 yards with
one touchdown and two interceptions.
"I plan on being back in the playoffs," Brunell said. "Jay (Fiedler)
can rally the troops this week, and hopefully we'll get that bye in the
first round. After that, I hope to be ready to play. We'll just have to
wait and see."
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