The bad luck for Jacksonville Jaguars rookies continues. Rookie defensive end Jonathan Woodard tore his Achilles tendon during practice and will likely missed the entire 2016 season.
The team announced on Monday that he suffered the injury during the second phase of on-field workouts. He underwent successful surgery and will be placed on the PUP list before actually being ruled out for the entire season.
The injury reportedly happened during a non-contact drill.
Woodard seemed pretty disappointed about the injury as he was hoping to play a role in the depth chart this year.
Woodard said he tore Achilles' in non-contact drill, planted foot when getting around tackling dummy. #Jaguars
— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) May 23, 2016
This is the second injury a Jaguars’ rookie has suffered this offseason after first-round pick Jalen Ramsey suffered a small tear in his meniscus, but he will be able to return soon. The Jaguars selected Jonathan Woodard out of Central Arkansas in the seventh round of the 2016 draft.
The Jaguars lost 2015 first-round pick Dante Fowler Jr. for his entire rookie season due to a torn ACL last year.
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