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Nickerson 'doubtful' for Sunday


Jaguars middle linebacker Hardy Nickerson is listed as "doubtful" on today's injury report, following a neck injury at Wednesday's practice that required Nickerson to be taken from the field in an ambulance.

"He leaned into the fullback and their helmets touched and his head snapped. It was an unnatural position for the helmets to hit," coach Tom Coughlin said of the way in which Nickerson incurred the neck "burner" in yesterday's nine-on-seven drills.

Nickerson was examined at Baptist Medical Center and released last night. Coughlin said Nickerson's condition was improved this morning. "Doubtful" gives Nickerson only a 25 percent chance of playing in Sunday's game in Seattle.

Meanwhile, offensive tackle Tony Boselli practiced today. "Better than 50 percent," Coughlin said of Boselli's participation.

Boselli remains "questionable" with a right shoulder injury.

Quarterback Mark Brunell's condition remained the same. He is also "questionable" in his recovery from Sunday's concussion, which means he has only a 50 percent chance of playing in Seattle, however, Brunell has been actively practicing.

"This is a week-long process. You can't wait until Sunday. The talent level in this league is so close. You have to have the other ingredients," Coughlin told reporters today, inferring his team was not as intense last Sunday as it needed to be.

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