Jacksonville Jaguars receiver DJ Chark carted off with injury early vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Dan Rorabaugh
Florida Times-Union

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver DJ Chark was injured on the team's first possession Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Chark was blocking downfield on the Jaguars' third play of the game when running back James Robinson was tackled into the back of Chark's legs.

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Chark's left leg bent awkwardly as he fell to the field. He was carted off the field.

The Jaguars initially listed Chark's status as questionable, but downgraded him to out later in the first quarter.

NFL Network's Michael Rapoport reported he suffered a fractured ankle.

The fourth-year veteran out of LSU has struggled early on to connect with rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Chark has seven catches on 22 targets this season, though two of those catches have been touchdowns.

Marvin Jones, Laviska Shenault, Tavon Austin and newcomer Dan Arnold will look to replace Chark's targets if he remains out.