The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Tuesday that they’re placing G Luke Joeckel on injured reserve with a knee injury.
INJURY UPDATE: LG Luke Joeckel will undergo knee surgery this week and will be placed on injured reserve.
— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) October 4, 2016
According to Ian Rapoport, Joeckel could be a candidate to return later on in the year.
Joeckel, 24, was taken with the No. 2 overall pick by the Jaguars back in 2013. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $21.2 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $3,296,127 for the 2016 season.
The Jaguars declined to pick up Joeckel’s fifth-year option back in May.
In 2016, Joeckel has appeared in four games for the Jaguars and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 44 guard out of 74 qualifying players.