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Uche Nwaneri Injury: Jaguars OL Should Be Available Sunday

Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Uche Nwaneri has been battling injuries for a couple of weeks now, since suffering an ankle sprain against the Atlanta Falcons in the final week of the preseason. Nwaneri was also one of three offensive linemen to go down in the Jags' season opener against the Minnesota Vikings, though he was able to return to the field and is expected to play against the Houston Texans on Sunday.

Jags head coach Mike Mularkey spoke about Nwaneri at Monday's press conference:

"Uche Nwaneri returned to the game. His actually looked the worst when the play occurred. He came back and finished up pretty strong. He had already had that thing rolled up and had some issues with it going into the game. I thought it was going to be more serious. I am glad he got back into the game and helped us going back out there and playing on it. He should be fine. He should be ready by next week."

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