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Luke Joeckel’s season is over with fractured ankle

Eric Edholm
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The Jacksonville Jaguars can't seem to buy a break. At least not the right kinds of breaks.

No. 2 overall pick Luke Joeckel, who had just taken over at left tackle Sunday, is now out for the season with an ankle fracture he suffered in the loss to the St. Louis Rams.

It has been an extremely busy week for the team. Their left tackle, Eugene Monroe, was traded to the Baltimore Ravens. Justin Blackmon returned from his four-game suspension and scored a 67-yard touchdown in his first game back Sunday.

But the news turned bad when Joeckel was rolled up upon by a defender, an injury that knocked him out of the game. The team announced that Joeckel's season was over following the game.

Joeckel was replaced by Cameron Bradfield, who started 14 games over the previous two seasons for the team and likely will take over for the long term.

On the very next play after the injury, Jaguars quarterback Gabbert was pressured by Rams defensive end Robert Quinn off of his left side. He threw an interception to Giordano, which was returned 82 yards for a touchdown. The Jaguars also lost Gabbert to injury in the game and fell to 0-5 with the loss.

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