Running back Chris Ivory was been discharged from the hospital on Tuesday afternoon, the Jaguars announced. On the day of the Jags’ season opener, Ivory was admitted to the hospital for what the team only described as a “general medical condition.” It’s not clear when Ivory could return to the field, but this is obviously a step in the right direction for his overall health.
Without Ivory in uniform, the Jaguars used T.J. Yeldon as their primary running back against the Packers. While Yeldon has shown flashes in the past, he didn’t do much against Green Bay. The 22-year-old (23 in October) had 21 carries for 39 yards, averaging out to 1.86 yards per carry. He had no run longer than seven yards, though he did have one rushing touchdowns and four receptions for 30 yards.
In his contract year with the Jets, Ivory averaged 4.3 yards per carry. Needless to say, the Jaguars are eager to have him back in the backfield. It remains to be seen if he’ll be ready for Sunday afternoon’s contest at San Diego, however.
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