Rashad Jennings' Injury Not Believed To Be Serious

Sep 9, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Rashad Jennings (23) carries the ball during the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

A knee injury limited Rashad Jennings to eight carries on Sunday.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Rashad Jennings left Sunday's game against Minnesota with a knee injury, but head coach Mike Mularkey does not believe the injury is serious. Jennings' status for Week 2 is uncertain at this point.

Related: Mike Mularkey Happy With MJD's Performance

Jennings, who tried to play through the injury, finished his day with eight carries for 31 yards. He started in place of Maurice Jones-Drew, who missed most of the preseason while holding out for a new contract. But if Jennings is forced to miss time because of this injury, Jones-Drew could be back in the feature back role more quickly than anticipated, as SB Nation Fantasy notes.

Jones-Drew finished Sunday's game with 19 carries for 77 yards. The Jaguars fell in overtime to the Vikings, 26-23.

For more coverage, check out Jaguars blog Big Cat Country. Stay tuned to SB Nation's NFL hub for complete coverage from around the league.

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