Latest injury updates on Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence

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Trevor Lawrence faced another setback as the Jacksonville Jaguars suffered their fourth consecutive defeat, this time against the Buccaneers, with a score of 30-12. Lawrence’s misfortune extended as he encountered yet another injury, marking the third instance in the past four games where he’s dealt with physical issues.

During the recent game, Lawrence sustained a shoulder injury while attempting a scramble for a crucial first down in the second half. Although he initially remained on the field, the injury impacted his throwing ability, prompting him to exit the game due to the discomfort.

After the game, Lawrence acknowledged the injury, explaining that the impact from landing had left him feeling that “something was off.” Coach Doug Pederson provided an update, confirming an AC joint sprain for Lawrence and mentioning that Lawrence’s condition had improved slightly but it was too early to determine if he’d be available for the upcoming game against the Panthers in Week 17.

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In recent weeks, Lawrence has faced multiple injury concerns, including a sprained ankle and a concussion, yet managed to return to play after each setback. However, the uncertainty surrounding his current shoulder injury may force the Jaguars to rely on their backup quarterback, C.J. Beathard, as they strive for a favorable position in the AFC South standings.

Beathard, a seasoned quarterback, took over for Lawrence in the Jaguars’ recent loss to the Buccaneers and completed 11 of 15 passes for 94 yards and a touchdown. Known for his experience gained from his time with the San Francisco 49ers, Beathard possesses a 2-10 record as a starter and has demonstrated solid passing abilities throughout his career. While not as mobile as Lawrence, Beathard is expected to efficiently distribute the ball to Jacksonville’s receiving options, including Calvin Ridley and Evan Engram, if called upon to start in Lawrence’s absence.