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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Chris Ivory will not play in the team’s season opener after being hospitalized Sunday morning. Per several reports, Ivory was admitted with a “general medical issue” that is unrelated to his injured calf.

Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Ivory will be re-evaluated later in the week and his availability for Week 2 is also in question.

T.J. Yeldon will get the start and presumably handle the bulk of the carries in Ivory’s absence. It’s unknown at this time exactly what the issue is with Ivory, so it’s essentially impossible to predict whether or not the ailment will affect him the rest of the season or how long he’ll be out.

Yeldon ran 182 times for 740 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie last season, recording 72 percent of the Jaguars’ carries before getting injured in Week 14. Chris Towers and Heath Cummings both bumped him up several spots in their Week 1 fantasy rankings, while Jamey Eisenberg moved him up to No. 21.


Source: CBS Sports / Fantasy football rankings: Chris Ivory out vs. Packers, admitted to hospital