Cecil Shorts is still ailing from an injured hamstring, putting the Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver at risk of missing a second straight week.
Shorts sat out of practice on Thursday, one week after he was forced to leave practice early with hamstring tightness. He was ruled out of the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, and is now at risk of missing the second contest against the Washington Redskins.
After practice on Thursday, Cecil Shorts was less than enthusiastic about his injury.
“I’m not sure what’s going to happen from here on, but we’ll see how it goes,” he said.
It has been a difficult road for Cecil Shorts since being drafted in the fourth round in 2011. He has missed 12 games over the last four years with a variety of injuries and ailments. Shorts has suffered his share of injuries in the recent weeks alone: a calf injury in June, and now two hamstring problems, including one sustained in June.
“The last year has been rough,” he admitted. “But I’m going to stay positive and be the best teammate I can be. I’m going to help these guys out as much as I can and enjoy the ride.”
Still, Cecil Shorts said he was trying to see the best in the situation.
“I wouldn’t say frustrating is the word, but it gives me a chance to realize how blessed I am. I made it here. I’m blessed to be here. I have perspective on football, I guess you could say.”
The loss could be costly not only for the Jaguars, but for fantasy football owners as well. Shorts was expected to be one of the most productive members of the Jaguars this year, with some predicting a breakout season.
The Jaguars could also be without receiver Marqise Lee, who also had to leave Wednesday’s practice with hamstring tightness.
Officially, Cecil Shorts is listed on the injury report as questionable.
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