Christian Kirk avoided structural damage in injured knee

The knee of Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk should be just fine when training camp begins for the 2023 season.

Kirk, 26, suffered no structural damage in his knee when he went down in the fourth quarter of the Jaguars’ 27-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, according to Brent Martineau of Action Sports Jax.

Although the initial injury didn’t look good, as Kirk appeared to tweak his knee without any contact made with his leg, there was optimism about the prognosis after the receiver returned to the game in the final minutes. After the loss, Kirk told reporters that initially looks from trainers indicated there was no structural damage. That was confirmed Monday when

The former Arizona Cardinals receiver signed with the Jaguars on a massive four-year, $72 million deal in free agency and lived up to that price tag by catching 84 passes for 1,108 yards and eight touchdowns in his first season in Jacksonville.

Kirk caught another 15 passes for 130 yards with two touchdowns in the Jaguars’ two playoff games.

Story originally appeared on Jaguars Wire