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Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence Suffers High-Ankle Sprain

Trevor Lawrence suffers ankle injury vs. Bengals
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) is assisted as he is laid onto his back to be treated by medical personnel after his fourth quarter ankle injury that took him out of the game. The Jacksonville Jaguars hosted the Cincinnati Bengals at EverBank Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida for Monday Night Football, December 4, 2023. The Jaguars were tied 14 to 14 at the end of the first half an fell in overtime with a final score of 34 to 31. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence was diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain following Monday night's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. There is no further structural damage.

Lawrence got injured late in the fourth quarter when LT Walker Little was pushed back, causing Lawrence's ankle to be stepped on. Lawrence tried to get up but went down to his knees, slamming his helmet on the ground in frustration.

Coach Doug Pederson said Lawrence is unlikely to require tightrope surgery, which is what Steelers QB Kenny Pickett underwent for his high-ankle injury. The Jaguars will monitor Lawrence for the rest of the week and won't put an official timetable.

Veteran quarterback CJ Beathard is Jacksonville's backup and would be in line to start on Sunday against the Browns in Cleveland. Beathard completed nine-of-10 passes for 63 yards and led the drive resulting in a game-tying field goal to force overtime.

The Jaguars will definitely be without WR Christian Kirk, who suffered a groin injury on the first offensive play of Monday night's game. Pederson said Kirk needs surgery and will miss some time.

Jacksonville is 8-4 and in first place in the AFC South, but the Texans (7-5) and Colts (7-5) are lurking behind them.