Leonard Fournette’s return to the field did not last long.
The 23-year-old running back re-injured his hamstring and left the Jaguars’ matchup with the Jets in the first half. He recorded 30 rushing yards on 11 carries and caught one pass before he exited the game.
Running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) and center Brandon Linder (back) have both been downgraded to OUT and will not return.
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) September 30, 2018
Fournette was replaced by T.J. Yeldon, who had two total touchdowns in the Jaguars’ 31-12 victory over New York.
Jaguars coach Doug Marrone told reporters Monday that he’s not sure how long Fournette will be out.
Jaguars’ HC Doug Marrone said he doesn’t know how much time Leonard Fournette will miss with his latest hamstring injury. Was two full games before, and it figures to be at least that this time.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 1, 2018
Marrone said after the Jaguars win he was concerned about Fournette’s recurring injury.
“Any time you come back and you get ready to go and all of a sudden you get injured again it’s not a good sign,” Marrone said (via ESPN).
Fournette originally hurt his hamstring in Jacksonville’s season-opening 20-15 win against the Giants. He missed the team’s next two games with the injury.