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New York Jets McGuire sidelined after fracturing foot during practice session

McGuire, a second-year pro, is expected to undergo surgery that would potentially sideline him for a large part of the 2018 campaign.


Reuters 28 Jul 2018, 11:24 PM United States
  • McGuire rushed for 315 yards and one touchdown last season. He was a sixth-round pick out of Louisiana-Lafayette. (Image Credit: Twitter)

New York Jets running back Elijah McGuire is out indefinitely after suffering a fractured foot in Friday's first training camp practice, Jets coach Todd Bowles said Saturday.

McGuire, a second-year pro, is expected to undergo surgery that would potentially sideline him for a large part of the 2018 campaign.

"I'm sure it's tough for him going into his second year," Bowles said of McGuire. "Anytime somebody gets hurt, it's a tough break, but he's a hard worker and we expect him to be back as soon as he's ready."

McGuire rushed for 315 yards and one touchdown last season. He was a sixth-round pick out of Louisiana-Lafayette.

The Jets were looking for a replacement Saturday as they worked out veteran free agents Alfred Morris and Orleans Darkwa. Morris is a former two-time Pro Bowler for the Washington Redskins, while Darkwa rushed for 751 yards and five touchdowns for the New York Giants last season.

McGuire was expected to compete for a bigger role this season behind leading backs Bilal Powell and Isaiah Crowell. Former Seattle Seahawks back Thomas Rawls also is in the mix.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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