Jaguars LG Luke Joeckel headed to IR with left knee injury

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars left guard Luke Joeckel could miss the rest of the season with a left knee injury.

The team announced Tuesday that Joeckel, who injured his knee against Indianapolis in London, will be placed on injured reserve and have surgery. Details about the surgery will come after its completion.

The injury could mean Joeckel, the second overall draft pick in 2013, has played his final game in Jacksonville. The Jaguars declined to pick up a fifth-year option in his rookie contract and signed free agent Kelvin Beachum to a five-year, $45 million contract to compete with Joeckel at left tackle.

Beachum won the job, and Jacksonville slid Joeckel inside to guard. He was decent through four games, but it's unlikely the team would bring him back in 2017, especially considering he would be coming off knee surgery.

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