NFL London: Jay Ajayi fears Philadelphia Eagles career could be over after knee injury rules him out of Jacksonville Jaguars clash

BRITISH running back Jay Ajayi fears his career in Philadelphia could be over after his Super Bowl homecoming party was ruined.

The 25-year-old Londoner tore his knee ligaments earlier this month and will miss today’s Wembley clash with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

 Jay Ajayi fears he may not play for the Philadelphia Eagles again

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Jay Ajayi fears he may not play for the Philadelphia Eagles again
 Jay Ajayi was set for a Super Bowl homecoming at Wembley before a knee injury wrecked his hopes

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Jay Ajayi was set for a Super Bowl homecoming at Wembley before a knee injury wrecked his hopes

Ajayi helped the Eagles to Super Bowl glory in February but will miss the rest of this season and is out of contract in the summer.

He told SunSport: “I’m definitely disappointed. I felt like I was starting to get a hold of that offence and showcase what I can do.

“It’s an unfortunate injury but it’s another challenge I’m going to attack.

“My future is up in the air right now, I don’t know what’s going to happen.

“I can enjoy this season as a supporter of the team and see what happens at the end.”

The Eagles have won just three of their seven games so far this season, but Ajayi rejects claims of a ‘Super Bowl hangover’ in Philadelphia.

He said: “I think it just comes down to this team figuring how to grind it out and win some of these games.

 Jay Ajayi picked up the knee injury against Minnesota earlier this month

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Jay Ajayi picked up the knee injury against Minnesota earlier this month
 Philadelphia Eagles trained in London on Friday ahead of the Wembley clash

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Philadelphia Eagles trained in London on Friday ahead of the Wembley clash

“We were up 17-0 against the Panthers in the fourth quarter and lost – you’ve just got to find a way to win those games.”

Meanwhile, Blake Bortles will start at quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars despite being brutally benched during last week’s defeat by the Houston Texans.

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said: “I benched Bortles to try and get a damn spark from this football team and put everyone on notice that they have to focus and play better.

“I spoken to both quarterbacks and told them that Blake will be our team’s starting quarterback – I believe this gives us the best opportunity to win.”

NFL Network reporter Melissa Stark hit on the head by a ball during live TV broadcast at Wembley

BRITISH running back Jay Ajayi fears his career in Philadelphia could be over after his Super Bowl homecoming party was ruined.