After scoring his first NFL touchdown, player shares devastating news Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images
SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 24: Jaelen Strong #10 of the Jacksonville Jaguars celebrates after catching a touchdown pass against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL football game at Levi's Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Week 16 was not kind to the Jacksonville Jaguars, as the team fell to the San Francisco 49ers by a surprising score of 44-33. However, it was a breakout showing for Jaelen Strong, as the talented wide receiver hauled in his first career touchdown catch in addition to making a strong overall impact.

Unfortunately, though, Strong’s surge as a key offensive cog was stymied in the aftermath, as the Arizona State product announced on Instagram that he suffered a torn ACL during the game.

Strong’s message was an uplifting one, saying that he “won’t question (God) now” after the injury and encouraging others to “let this be a testimony” while promising a quick and promising return.

The Jaguars will be without a potentially helpful playmaker for the rest of the 2017 season, but hopefully Strong will make a strong recovery in the coming days.

Rowland is a lifelong Atlanta sports fan that also grew up in a Michigan Wolverines household. He previously worked with FanSided, SB Nation and UPROXX sports and covers college football for FanBuzz.
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