Former Georgia football fan favorite Lawrence Cager suffered a scary injury in the Thursday night NFL game between his New York Jets and the visiting Denver Broncos.
Cager, who went undrafted and began this season on the Jets’ practice squad, was hoping to make the most of his second game with the franchise after getting called up in Week Two.
But while running a 15-yard curl, Cager’s right hamstring appeared to give out, living him writhing on the turf in pain at the 7:48 mark of the second quarter.
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NFL players and at least one head coach expressed concern with the turf at MetLife Stadium on social media after Cager went down, including San Francisco running back Raheem Mostert, who suffered a sprained MCL on the same field earlier this season.
Cager had two catches for 35 yards in his first NFL start against the Indianapolis Colts on Sept. 27. Cager was targeted four times, and both of his catches against Indianapolis went for first downs.
It has been a tough year for Cager health-wise as he played through rib and shoulder injuries during the regular season at Georgia before going down with a season-ending ankle injury last November.
Cager’s ankle injury required surgery, forcing him to miss the East-West Shrine Game.
Cager was invited to the NFL combine and attended, but he was unable to workout for teams.
Georgia fans will always remember Cager’s great performance against Florida last season, when he caught 7 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown in the Bulldogs third straight win in the series.
Cager had missed the previous two games before his memorable Gator-slaying performance.
Cager also had 5 catches for 82 yards and a touchdown in a Top 10 clash with Notre Dame, coming up big when the team needed him most.