JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars say running back Chris Ivory has been hospitalized with a “general medical issue” and won’t play in the team’s season opener against Green Bay.
The Jaguars released a statement Sunday saying Ivory was inactive and had been admitted to a hospital. He was limited in three practices this week because of a calf injury.
“Chris Ivory is doing well and is expected to be released from the hospital in the next day or two,” the Jaguars said. “More info will be provided at that time.”
With Ivory out, running back T.J. Yeldon will start against the Packers and get the bulk of the work. The plan had been to have Ivory and Yeldon share carries.
Ivory ran for 1,070 yards and seven touchdowns with the New York Jets last season. He signed a five-year, $32 million contract with Jacksonville in free agency.