Jaguars Pro Bowl offensive tackle Leon Searcy suffered a significant tear of the quadriceps tendon above his right knee during the morning practice today during training camp. Surgery will be required, and the length of his rehabilitation period will not be known until after the surgery.
"I was standing right there when it happened," said Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin. "If you have an offensive line, no matter how many players you have in camp, if you have two guys that can't work, that's where your injuries are going to come. What do you do? You just keep on going and make sure that you advance everybody else and don't feel sorry for yourself."
"It's a great opportunity for Anthony Cesario and Steve Ingram. Those players are going to have an opportunity to get a lot of work and they should come along fast as a result of that," Coughlin continued. "We're going to have excellent opportunities to see what they can do."
Searcy's injury occurred in the first day the team has been dressed in full pads in this year's training camp. The Jaguars will continue two-a-days on Tuesday at 8:40 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. at Ferrell Fields.