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Jaguars star suffers torn Achilles ahead of Week 17 vs. Pats

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The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without their best offensive player when they visit the New England Patriots next week.

Star running back James Robinson suffered a torn Achilles during Sunday's game between the Jaguars and New York Jets, effectively ending his season. 

Dare Ogunbowale replaced Robinson following the injury.

Robinson, who burst on the scene as a rookie last season, finishes his 2021 campaign with 164 carries for 767 yards and eight touchdowns. The 23-year-old also caught 31 passes for 222 yards.

The devastating injury to Robinson is just the latest blow in what's been a series of unfortunate events for Jacksonville this year. The Jaguars entered Week 16 with a 2-12 record and recently fired first-year head coach Urban Meyer.

Patriots vs. Jaguars is set to kick off at 1 p.m. next Sunday at Gillette Stadium.