JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Jaguars recipient Marqise Lee suffered in the first quarter of a 17-6 win against Atlanta on Saturday night, which seemed to be a serious knee injury left, but coach Doug Marrone said they will not know its full extent until Sunday.
"Obviously it looked bad," said Marrone. "Doctors have told me, 'Hey, listen, we will not be able to know until tomorrow and we'll have more information about it tomorrow. & # 39;
"… Did anyone think that it's not like that? Look bad? I'm just saying that it looked bad, I'm like you because I'm waiting for the doctor to tell me so I'll give it to you but I know what I see I will not sit there and say that it does not look bad It looked bad. "
Lee was injured when he was in the middle of the first quarter of Atlanta security Damontae Kaee was attacked after getting a pass in the middle of the field. Lee's left knee buckled immediately and he grabbed it with both hands. Kazee was punished for lowering his helmet to make contact, and replays showed his helmet was in contact with Lee's knee.
The entire Jaguar Reception Corps came out to be with Lee when he was seated on a car and left the field.
Kazee tweeted good wishes to Lee after the game.
Before I go to the field, I pray for both teams to stay healthy, I was just trying to make a football game, I will never try to hurt anyone, I just want to reach out to you and tell you, that you will be in my prayers every day. @ TeamLee1
– Montae Kazee (@Damontaekazee) August 26, 2018
Lee, who signed a four-year, $ 34 million contract ($ 16.5 million guaranteed) in March, is the most experienced Receiver of the Jaguar, with 171 catches for 2,166 yards and eight touchdowns in four seasons with the team. He led the Jaguars at receptions (56) and was ranked second in 2017 (702). He is also the best blocker among the receivers, so his absence will affect the scope of the running game.
"Everyone needs to rise," said veteran Donte Moncrief, who switched to a $ 9.6 million guaranteed one-year contract in March. "Everybody in the room has to be prepared to go from the young men to me and he was one of the big players on the offensive."
Moncrief scored three passes for 62 yards, including a 37-yard catch-and-run before the first-team offensive ended the game after being in third-quarter possession. Second division side Keelan Cole and Dede Westbrook scored three passes for 15 yards. They'll have to share Lee's workload no matter how long he's out there, Cole said.
"I just have to get up," said Cole. "Like I said, he will still be there mentally, I'll just listen to him, keep learning, and keep going."
"He can still be loud and just not play. You never know what's going on. I hope he is good.
Although Kazee was penalized for the hit, Lee's team-mates were not mad at the second-grader from San Diego State, but some blamed the NFL's recent rule changes.
"You Can" Do not Become Sure at 27 [Kazee] "Cornerback Jalen Ramsey said. "You have to be mad at the NFL, do not be mad at them, but that's the rule, people are scared of arriving normally because I think they do not want to do a helmet-to-helmet and are not flapped." Game-changing stuff could happen, you do not really want to blame someone, but you feel bad for it.
"I do not know, man, it's hard to see that it happens to any of my teammates, period, but you can not really guilt 27. "