Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Keenan McCardell suffered a
leg injury in practice today and will be out indefinitely. X-rays were
negative, but the diagnosis showed a deep contusion of the soft
tissue in his lower right leg. He is being treated accordingly.
The injury occurred on a running play near the end of the morning
practice. "We were one play away from finishing, and all of a
sudden my head snapped back when I heard the noise," said
Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin.
With two practices on Thursday, the Jaguars finished the last of
their two-a-days of this year's training camp. The team will have a
closed walk-through on Friday before leaving for New Jersey. The
Jaguars will face the New York Giants at 7:00 p.m. Saturday at
The final day of training camp will be Monday, August 23, with a
3:20 p.m. practice scheduled. That will be the final practice that is
open to the public this season.
Quarterback Mark Brunell returned to practice after missing
Wednesday's session because of a groin injury. "He felt all right this
morning and didn't feel any real problems," said Coughlin. "It looks
like he's recovering nicely."
Offensive tackle Tony Boselli missed practice for the third day
because of a bruised knee, and Coughlin said, "It doesn't look like
he'll play (against the Giants)."
Running back Tavian Banks is nearly back to full speed after being
limited for the last week and a half because of a hamstring injury.
"He's not in that other gear, and quite frankly we don't want him in
that other gear just yet," said Coughlin. "But it's good to have him
and Fred (Taylor) get knocked around a little bit because they
haven't had much of that. They seemed to respond well and they're
making progress." Taylor has been nursing a rib injury.
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