Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson recovery 'coming along smoothly'

By The Sports Xchange  |  Jan. 17, 2018 at 12:26 PM
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Allen Robinson won't be on the field this weekend for the Jacksonville Jaguars' AFC Championship Game against the host New England Patriots, but the wide receiver expects to be healthy relatively soon.

Robinson feels that he's right on target with his recovery after tearing his ACL in his left knee on the third play from scrimmage in the Jaguars' season-opening 29-7 win over the Houston Texans.

"It's coming along smoothly," the 24-year-old Robinson said. "It's patience with everything. I wish I could just wake up tomorrow and feel like I did Sept. 9, but I understand it's going to be a process to get back to that standpoint. I know I'll be back to that point and better; that's something that I definitely know.

"It's just a process, but I'm on my way. I'm probably about halfway there, so I've got to continue to get better."

Robinson, who told the Florida Times-Union that he would pass a physical by the time free agency rolls around in March, led the Jaguars in receptions (73), receiving yards (883) and receiving touchdowns (six) last season. He was a second-round pick out of Penn State in 2014.

Quarterback Blake Bortles has spread the wealth this season by throwing to wide receivers Marqise Lee, Allen Hurns and rookies Keelan Cole and Dede Westbrook.

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