Jacksonville loses DE Hayward for season

Sept. 14, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Jacksonville defensive end Reggie Hayward will miss the rest of the season after fracturing his leg in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to Indianapolis.

Hayward is expected to have season-ending surgery Friday. Jaguars Coach Jack Del Rio said the injury is not career-ending.

This is the second time Hayward has suffered such an injury in the opening weekend of a season. He tore his Achilles tendon in the first week of 2006.

Hayward played in all 16 games last season for the first time since 2004, recording 4 1/2 sacks and two forced fumbles.

In his nine-year career with Denver and Jacksonville, Hayward has 39 1/2 sacks, one interception and seven forced fumbles in 92 games.

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