JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Jaguars running back Chris Ivory was admitted to a Jacksonville hospital Sunday morning with what the team is calling a general medical issue.
The Jaguars later released a statement saying that Ivory was “doing well and is expected to be released from the hospital in the next day or two.”
A source told ESPN’s Jeff Darlington that Ivory was admitted for precautionary reasons, resulting from an issue unrelated to his calf.
Ivory had been limited in practice last week with a calf injury but that was not expected to keep him from playing today. T.J. Yeldon will start in Ivory’s place.
The Jaguars signed Ivory to a five-year, $32 million contract in March. He has rushed for 4,031 yards and 24 touchdowns in six seasons with the New Orleans Saints and New York Jets.