Jaguars players rib Del Rio for sideline injury

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars are having some fun at coach Jack Del Rio's expense.

Del Rio injured his left leg Monday night against Baltimore, becoming the latest coach injured in a sideline collision. He is limping and using a golf cart to get to and from the practice field.

Maybe the most embarrassing part for the hard-nosed, former NFL linebacker is that Ravens punter Sam Koch did the damage.

Assistant coach Mark Duffner nominated Koch for a weekly "Jackhammer" award, the accolade Del Rio gives out for hard hits during games. And place-kicker Josh Scobee laughed as loud as he could as Del Rio drove onto the practice field Wednesday.

Even Del Rio took a lighthearted approach with his injury.

"I got a bag of ice and a couple of Tylenol, and that's it," Del Rio said. "I'm good to go."

Del Rio's injury came a little more than a week after New Orleans Saints coach Sean Paytonbroke his left leg on the sideline at Tampa Bay.

And Del Rio's not the first coach injured in Jacksonville, either. 

Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker tore a quadriceps muscle fielding punts last month, had surgery and has been using an electric mobility scooter since.

Tight end Marcedes Lewis joked that the NFL lockout might be to blame for the coaching injuries.

"They're not conditioning to walk around," Lewis said. "Today at practice, Tuck was in his scooter and Jack rolled up in his little golf cart right next to him. Thought they were about to race or something."

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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