Jaguars RB Ryquell Armstead Still Battling COVID-19 Symptoms, Will Miss Remainder Of Season

Adam Schefter reports that Jaguars second-year RB Ryquell Armstead is still dealing with symptoms from battling COVID-19 and is not expected to return this season.Ryquell Armstead

According to Schefter, Armstead has been hospitalized twice and has suffered from a variety of complications connected to the virus, including significant respiratory issues.

Armstead has been placed on the COVID-19 list twice this season.

Jaguars HC Doug Marrone said back in September that he couldn’t “put an exact timetable” on Armstead’s recovery but noted that “he’ll be out a while.

Armstead, 23, is a former fifth-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2019. He signed a four-year, $2,865,756 contract that included a $345,756 signing bonus.

Armstead stands to make base salaries of $675,000 and $850,000 over the next two years of the agreement.

In 2019, Armstead appeared in all 16 games for the Jaguars and rushed for 108 yards on 35 carries (3.1 YPC) to go along with 14 receptions for 144 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

We wish Armstead the best and a speedy recovery. 

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