- Mike DiRocco, ESPN Staff Writer
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is aggressively rehabbing his strained right hamstring and maintains his hope that he’ll be available for Sunday’s game against Buffalo.
Until he tests it on Friday, though, things remain uncertain.
"I want to play," Jones-Drew said Wednesday afternoon. "I’m doing everything I can to get out there. It’s just kind of a deal you don’t want to make it worse so you have to make sure it’s healed the right way. You want to be smart in that situation. I’m going to do everything I can to get out there."
Jones-Drew was injured during last Thursday’s 27-20 victory over Houston, and the extra two days of rest could be the difference between him playing and first-year back Jordan Todman being the main back. Jones-Drew has been treating the hamstring with ice and massage and has also gotten in the pool to swim.
"Now it’s just getting back healthy and getting it back where I can go out there and play and not hurt the team," Jones-Drew said. "I think that’s the main goal by Friday, making sure I can go out there and do what I usually do and not necessarily go out there and be, like, dragging my leg around and things like that."
Jones-Drew has rushed for 719 yards and five touchdowns this season, with 264 yards coming in the past three games.