It appears the left hamstring tightness that began bothering Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence roughly one week ago isn’t as mild as first thought.
Initial reports stated Lawrence would be good to go for the start of mandatory minicamp on Monday, but ESPN’s Michael DiRocco notes that head coach Urban Meyer told reporters the 21-year-old was kept out of team drills at the start of the week and will likely also do some work off to the side by himself on Tuesday.
“Our trainers and Schotty [passing game coordinator Brian Schottenheimer] are being a little cautious because right now when you’re a month out, you yank a hamstring now you’re going to miss the early part of the training camp,” Meyer explained. “That’s that one muscle that, you guys have all seen it like I have, you pull a hamstring at this point you’re going to miss all your summer conditioning so we’re being somewhat conservative on it.”
He added that Lawrence “actually could play a game if he had to.”
Lawrence, meanwhile, admitted it’s “frustrating” not being a full participant this week. “I’m just trying to not have any more setbacks, so taking it slow,” he said. “Got some good reps today. So start getting more and more each day this week and kind of work back into it.”