Battlehawks WR Jahcour Pearson To Miss Time With Injury

Battlehawks WR Jahcour Pearson To Miss Time With Injury

The St. Louis Battlehawks took a massive blow to their team today, as star WR Jahcour Pearson revealed that he sustained an injury during UFL training camp.

This is, obviously, big news. It seems like a pretty significant injury, and will keep Jahcour sidelined for quite some time. According to Anthony Becht, this is a knee injury that will sideline Pearson for several weeks.

Jahcour Pearson needs no introduction. He was an outstanding playmaker for the Seattle Sea Dragons in the XFL last year, totaling 670 receiving yards (1st), and racking up four touchdowns.

After Seattle officially folded in the USFL-XFL merger, Jahcour was one of the first names off of the board in the Dispersal Draft. He was selected second overall by the St. Louis Battlehawks in the XFL Division draft.

We’re told that his injury is pretty severe, but it should not stop him from playing in 2024. It’s likely that Jahcour will be available at some point into the season – however, it’s worth noting that the timeline can change depending on how the recovery process goes. Hopefully, it’s sooner than later. Going by the six week time frame, Jahcour could be back in action within the first few games.

Final Thoughts

For now, Head Coach Anthony Becht will have to look elsewhere on offense. The team is still stacked with talent. The wide receiver room alone is incredible, as it currently features:

Blake Jackson
Hakeem Butler
Steven Mitchell Jr.
Darrius Shepherd
Jamarcus Bradley
Jerome Kapp
Marcell Ateman
James Bostic
Jeff Thomas
Darion Chafin

What are your thoughts on who will step up for St. Louis in Jahcour Pearson’s absence? Which wide receivers will make the 50 man roster? Let us know down in the comments below, or join the conversation on Discord!

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  1. Although more of a USFL fan than XFL, I did watch a good number of XFL games. The receiver I was most impressed with was Jahcour Pearson. That stated Darrius Shepaard can flourish in a lot of roles and despite his numbers even after he returned from injury Marcell Ateman is well respected by his teammates and coaches, so they should be fine. That stated, injuries occur in camp and free agent wide receiver depth is starting to dwindle. If there isn’t a weakness that needs to be filled at another position, I would look to see if any of the following receivers are a good fit: Juwan Green, Bailey Gaither, Johnnie Dixon Osirus Mitchell or former Battlehawks Austin Proehl or De’Mornay Pierson El. One guy who always seems to never stop is Ben Putman, a high energy guy who has great hands and really moves the chains. He’s got a little Cooper Kupp in him and a quarterback who will get the ball where it needs to be on time. If you feel you have enough depth and want to see on the health and hunger of Dede Westbrook, Tajae Sharpe, John Ross and Christian Blake. If going adding depth at receiver while also improving the return game you can see about Josh Simmons, who I think is truly incredible in space. Think Corey Coleman and don’t forget Terry Wright. I don’t know what happened with the Panthers, but he is trouble too. Either way hoping Pearson comes back healthy, because he is a true difference maker.

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