Rashean Mathis Injury: ACL Tear Reportedly Ends Jacksonville Jaguar's Season

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The veteran cornerback left Sunday's win with what turned out to be a torn ACL in his left knee, ending his season.

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Rashean Mathis suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during Sunday's victory against the Indianapolis Colts, prompting to team to place him on Injured Reserve, reports Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union. His season is finished.

As Ganguli notes, Mathis incurred the injury when planting his left foot, and his knee gave out from there. Will Middleton replaced him at cornerback against Indianapolis and is now likely to take over for him for the remainder of the season. Mathis often matched up against the most dangerous receiver on the other team, so losing him is a blow to a defense that's quietly been effective: Jacksonville allows 18.4 points per game, No. 6 in the NFL, despite its 3-6 record.

A nine-year veteran, Mathis has 34 tackles (32 solo) and one interception for the Jaguars this season. In the final year of his contract, the former Bethune-Cookman Wildcat faces an uncertain NFL future.

For complete coverage of the Jaguars, please visit Big Cat Country.

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