The Jacksonville Jaguars received some encouraging news on Tuesday.
Chris Ivory was discharged from a local area hospital, the team announced.
Ivory’s reasoning for being in the hospital is still murky. His status to return to the field is also in limbo, and there’s no timetable for the running back’s return.
Ivory was admitted to the hospital on Sunday morning. The downhill runner was declared inactive just an hour before Jacksonville’s home opener against the Green Bay Packers due to what was described as a “general medical issue.”
There were reports that Ivory was in pain and undergoing tests on Monday to determine how to treat the running back.
With his return uncertain, T.J. Yeldon will receive the bulk of the carries at running back. Yeldon rushed for just 39 yards on 21 carries during the team’s 27-23 Week 1 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Before the seventh-year running back’s health issue, he was expected to split carries with Yeldon in the backfield. Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said prior to Week 1 that he didn’t know who would start at running back for the team. At the time, neither running back had separated far enough to be named starter.
Even with all the uncertainty, it’s good to hear that the running back was released from the hospital.
Update: The Jaguars shared a picture that Ivory posted on his Instagram page on Tuesday:
Ivory on his IG page: "Out of the hospital and headed home…I can't wait to be back with my teammates. God bless" pic.twitter.com/Z1l5d5Ae8N
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