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Newz Forum: FOOTBALL: Leftwich misses practice with sprained ankle

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posted on Oct, 20 2004 @ 09:18 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Byron Leftwich missed most of practice Wednesday, but he was optimistic he would play Sunday at Indianapolis.

Leftwich sprained his right ankle against Kansas City, left the stadium on crutches and was in a walking boot Monday.

He also bruised his left shoulder early in Sunday's game.

"I was kind of scared Monday, but I'm feeling a whole lot better today," Leftwich said. "I was sore in a lot of places, but that happens in the game of football. I'm feeling OK right now."

When asked whether he would play Sunday, Leftwich said, "Oh yeah."

Leftwich played through the injuries against the Chiefs and led the Jaguars on a 67-yard scoring drive in the closing minutes that gave them a 22-16 victory. He finished 24-of-36 for 298 yards with three touchdowns, two passing and one rushing.

Also missing practice were starting guard Vince Manuwai (sprained left knee), kick/punt returner Jermaine Lewis (concussion) and tight end Kyle Brady (finger). They will be re-evaluated Thursday.

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