JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Jaguars Quarterback Trevor Lawrence gave an update Wednesday on how he’s feeling following a right high ankle sprain in a 34-31 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football.
“I feel a lot better, I feel a lot better than I would have thought I’d feel. I’m very fortunate and thankful that it wasn’t a worse injury than what I kind of thought it was on the field,” Lawrence said.
He also talked about the fact that he was not taken off the field in a cart, something which concerned a lot of fans on social media. Bottom line: it was his decision:
“We talked about getting a cart and I was going to get a cart and then I’m standing there. I’m already on the sideline at that point, the tunnel’s right there. I just wanted to get off the field, get out of there. I didn’t know what was going on with my ankle and I felt like I could get off. I was like, ‘Hey, you’re good just don’t bring it out. I’m going in.’ Once I got in there, I’m like, ‘This is a pretty long walk,’ you know. But I was already there and they asked again if I wanted a cart and I’m like, ‘No, we’re gonna make it the whole way there.’ Didn’t know there was cameras in the tunnel ... they’re everywhere, exactly. But no, of course, we have carts, we have everything we need and I was the one that didn’t choose to take one. You guys put that on me maybe that was dumb, maybe I should have taken one, whatever. It’s nothing to do with us not having a cart available. I don’t think that would happen in the National Football League, especially here with the crew that we have.”
Action Sports Jax’s Brent Martineau asked Lawrence what he needs to see to feel comfortable to play this week, and compared it with the decision he was facing after recovering from a knee injury going into the game against the New Orleans Saints:
“It’s still early in the week. Obviously New Orleans, I didn’t know until right before the game. This is a short week, but that was a really short week, so we’ll have a couple more days than we did then, which is nice, but still lost a day playing on Monday night. So, guess that’s just the way it’s been going this year with some of that stuff. You know, I’m really just taking it one day at a time. I’m trying to do as much as I can each day without aggravating it or making anything worse but trying to progress towards hopefully playing. That’s the goal every week and every day is to try and get as healthy as possible. The past, what, 48 hours have been some big steps and I’m really happy with how it’s healing up, so we’ll see. I obviously can’t give any answers right now and just gonna take my time and do everything right with the medical people downstairs and the trainers and the weight room to check every box that I can to try to be able to play on Sunday.”
Lawrence and his wife Marissa took to social media to thank everyone for their prayers and support after the QB’s injury.
Click here to watch Lawrence’s remarks on the Jaguars YouTube channel.
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