Luke Joeckel's injury not severe; Sen'Derrick Marks to return to practice

Sen'Derrick Marks will practice this week for the first time since he tore his ACL in the final game of the 2014 season. AP Images/David J. Phillip

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley isn’t quite sure how long several injured players will be out, but it looks like a few of the injuries aren’t as serious as they first appeared.

Plus, it looks like he may be getting back one key player and close to getting back another.

Bradley said left tackle Luke Joeckel's sprained ankle isn’t as severe as it could have been, and receiver Rashad Greene suffered a back contusion and not a concussion during the Jaguars’ 20-9 loss to Carolina on Sunday.

Several other players will be evaluated before the team returns to the practice field on Wednesday: receiver Allen Robinson (knee), running back T.J. Yeldon (knee), running back Toby Gerhart (abdominal), cornerback Aaron Colvin (shoulder), cornerback Davon House (elbow), linebacker Thurston Armbrister (back) and safety Johnathan Cyprien (calf).

In addition, receiver Marqise Lee and defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks are scheduled to return to practice on a limited basis on Wednesday. For Marks, it will be the first time he has practiced since he suffered a torn right ACL in the 2014 season finale.

Lee hasn’t practiced since the fifth day of training camp because of a hamstring injury. He has a better chance of playing Sunday against Miami than Marks, Bradley said.

"He made really good strides last week so we’ll see," Bradley said. "Hopefully he gets a chance to practice on Wednesday and we’ll see how he does during the week. Sen’Derrick, you should see him get more involved as far as in individual drills."

Defensive end Andre Branch (knee) and tight end Julius Thomas (knee) remain out for Sunday. Bradley said he’s not sure if Thomas is still on pace to return for the Week 4 game at Indianapolis.

"They haven’t given me a timeline where he’s at," Bradley said. "I know initially they said it could range from whatever weeks to whatever, but I haven’t had a chance to visit with our trainers to see his progress specifically."