JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Byron Leftwich will not have surgery to repair his broken left ankle.

Coach Jack Del Rio said Monday that Leftwich, injured Sunday on the Jaguars’ first offensive play in a 24-17 win over Arizona, will not be placed on injured reserve.

Asked about possible return, Del Rio said a month “is the most conservative outlook that I can give. It could be more, I doubt it could be less.”

“For the next two weeks, he’ll be in a non weight-bearing state and allow the leg to heal,” Del Rio said. “After that, we’ll just have to see where he’s at and take it from there. He has responded well to injuries in the past.”

The injury leaves the quarterback duties to backup David Garrard.


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