Blaine Gabbert Injury: Updates on Jaguars QB's Shoulder

David Daniels@TheRealDDanielsSenior Writer IOctober 21, 2012

The Jacksonville Jaguars’ 2012 offensive woes just got more woeful.

UPDATE: Sunday, October 28 at 11:45 a.m. ET by Alex Kay

Blaine Gabbert is going to be active and starting in Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter

Packers WR Jordy Nelson officially inactive. Jags QB Blaine Gabbert officially active.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 28, 2012

The sophomore signal-caller suffered a torn labrum vs. the Oakland Raiders last week, but was able to practice for most of the week. By Wednesday, reports had it that the young QB would be suiting up in Lambeau Field, and Schefter just confirmed the news.

Keep it tuned to B/R for the latest news, updates, opinions and analysis on Blaine Gabbert and the Jacksonville Jaguars.


UPDATE: Wednesday, October 24 at 12:20 p.m. ET by Adam Wells

Despite a once-grim prognosis, Blaine Gabbert is planning to take part in practice and be on the field for the Jaguars against Green Bay this Sunday, according to John Oehser of

Gabbert says he will practice today and the plan is for him to play Sunday. #jaguars

— John Oehser (@JohnOehser) October 24, 2012

Gabbert is not lighting up any stat sheets this year, but he is taking care of the ball a lot better than he did as a rookie. He has a 6-3 TD-INT ratio this season, which isn't going to get him a lot of MVP votes. For a team without a lot of offensive playmakers, it is a positive sign. 



UPDATE: Tuesday, October 23 at 8:51 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Blaine Gabbert reportedly has a torn labrum, according to ESPN's Staff.

The preliminary results of the MRI performed on Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbertindicate he suffered a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder.

A determination about his availability for Sunday's game in Green Bay won't be made until after famed specialist Dr. James Andrews offers a second opinion later Tuesday.


UPDATE: Monday, October 22 at 2:24 p.m. ET by Rob Goldberg

According to the Jaguars official Twitter account, Blaine Gabbert should be able to play next week.


Gabbert has injury to non-throwing shoulder and has good chance of playing this week. #Jaguars

— jaguarsinsider (@jaguarsinsider) October 22, 2012


While Gabbert has had mixed results this season, losing a starting quarterback is rarely a good thing.

Jacksonville blew a 14-point second-half lead to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday with the young player out, so the team can use him back as soon as possible.

---End of Update---

UPDATE: Sunday, October 21 at 10:40 p.m. ET by Rick Weiner

Per Mike Florio of NBC's Pro Football Talk, the Jaguars have scheduled a MRI for Gabbert on Monday.

It doesn't appear that he suffered any broken bones, but not knowing the extent of his injuries played a part in Gabbert not returning to the game.


--End of Update--


UPDATE: Sunday, October 21 at 6:24 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford

According to CBS reporter Jason La Canfora, Gabbert will not return:

Blaine Gabbert is out of uniform as well it looks like, so he won't be back, either, with his shoulder injury

— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 21, 2012


---End of Update---


Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported that a shoulder injury forced Blaine Gabbert to the sideline in the second quarter of the Jags’ contest against the Oakland Raiders.

Carson Palmer making some odd decisions ... Blaine Gabbert battling a shoulder injury. Chad Henne now in for Jags at QB

— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 21, 2012

Jacksonville’s offense couldn’t get much worse. The last thing it needs is to lose its starting quarterback for a lengthened period of time. The Jags’ offense entered the week ranked dead last in the NFL in points scored and yards gained.

What makes Gabbert’s exit hurt even more, though, is the fact that he was actually playing outstanding on Sunday. Prior to his departure, he had completed eight of 12 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown. His performance was strong enough to build Jacksonville a 17-3 lead—and considering that it only averages 13.0 points per game, that’s a big deal.

Now, while Gabbert hasn’t been phenomenal this season, he not only gives the Jaguars the best shot to win in the future, but now as well. Chad Henne is nothing but a backup. While Gabbert still deserves criticism, he's improved noticeably this season and if the Jaguars plan to compete against the talented Green Bay Packers or Detroit Lions in the coming weeks (compete, as in, keep the score within 16 points), they’ll need their starting quarterback healthy and under center.

In the limited action that Henne had in the first half, he only completed one pass for 10 yards. If he has to start multiple football games, Jacksonville's offense could be historically bad.


David Daniels is a featured columnist at Bleacher Report and a syndicated writer.