JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette suffered a sprained right ankle late in the team's 27-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams at EverBank Field and his status for the upcoming week is unclear.
Fournette was cleared to re-enter the game but instead stayed on the sideline for the Jaguars' final two-minute drill.
"They said he was taped up and spatted and could have gone back in the game," coach Doug Marrone said. "That's encouraging."
Fournette was injured when he was tackled by cornerback Trumaine Johnson on a first-down run with 9:58 to play. His foot appeared to get caught underneath him as he was being brought to the ground. He got up and tried to hop to the sideline before he went back to the ground.
Fournette was evaluated in the medical tent and eventually returned to the sideline, where he watched the Jaguars' final drive.
"It's nothing serious," Fournette said. "It was a hard fought game through the game. Like I said, it's all about consistency with this team. As one of the leaders on this team, I take fault. We have to come out and play better."
Fournette ran for 130 yards against the Rams, including a 75-yard touchdown on the Jaguar's first offensive snap.
The Jaguars play at Indianapolis on Sunday.
"Any time your starting running back goes down, especially a guy that's been running the ball the way Leonard Fournette has, that sucks," quarterback Blake Bortles said. "It's something you never want to see. It was good to see him back and taped up and ready to go, so hopefully he can get well rested and ready to go."