Chris Ivory releases statement regarding hospital stay, returns to facility

Chris ivory speaks about injury

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jaguars running back Chris Ivory released a statement regarding his recent hospital stay and absence from the team on Thursday.

I returned to the stadium this morning to rejoin my coaches and teammates as we continue to prepare for the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.  This past weekend was a challenging time for my family and me because of an emergency medical condition that developed while I was with my team at the hotel. I am now grateful to be back in the facility and able to refocus on the game that I love.

I want to extend a special thanks to the Jaguars medical staff, the first responders and everyone at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville for their assistance over the past couple of days.

I appreciate everyone’s sensitivity during this personal matter, and I’m ready to be back out on the field and look forward to doing so in the near future. Thank you for all for your support. I want you to know that I read each and every message and I’m thankful for them all.

The team announced Ivory was released from the hospital and is doing well on Tuesday.

He has returned to the facility but his Week 2 status remains in question.

Ivory was hospitalized early Sunday morning with what the team called "a general medical issue." It has been clarified as "non-football" in nature.

Head coach Gus Bradley said he was notified of Ivory's condition early Sunday morning. Multiple players noted that they were not told about Ivory's absence until before the game against the Green Bay Packers.

"I talked to him before and afterwards, he was down - obviously - for not being in the game," Bradley said on Monday. "Afterwards - his spirit - he just wants to get better." 

The Jaguars play the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. 

The team currently has T.J. Yeldon, Denard Robinson and Corey Grant at running back. Yeldon managed just 39 rushing yards on 21 carries against the Packers.

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