Blaine Gabbert Injury: Updates on Jaguars QB's Elbow

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistNovember 18, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 08:  Blaine Gabbert #11 of the Jacksonville Jaguars passes during a game against the Indianapolis Colts at EverBank Field on November 8, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert had to leave in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Houston Texans with what the team is calling an elbow contusion:

Blaine Gabbert has elbow contusion on right arm and is probable to return.#Jaguars

— Jacksonville Jaguars (@jaguars) November 18, 2012

UPDATE: Wednesday, November 21 at 121:55 p.m. ET by Ben Chodos

Blaine Gabbert will need surgery to repair the injury he suffered agains the Houston Texans.'s John Oehser reported the following via Twitter:

Gabbert will undergo surgery on his left shoulder next week (Monday). He said today he's hoping to avoid surgery on the forearm #jaguars

— John Oehser (@JohnOehser) November 21, 2012

The news comes after Gabbert was placed on injured reserve, and Chad Henne will be Jacksonville's quarterback for the remainder of the season.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, November 21 at 11:46 a.m. ET

The Jaguars announced this morning that former first-round draft pick Blaine Gabbert has been placed on injured reserve. 

#Jaguars place Blaine Gabbert (rt forearm/left shoulder)and Laurent Robinson (concussion) on injured reserve.

— Jacksonville Jaguars (@jaguars) November 21, 2012

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UPDATE: Monday, Nov. 19 at 2:05 p.m. ET

After an impressive offensive performance against one of the league's top defenses, Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said (h/t Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union) that Chad Henne will be under center in Week 12. 

Mularkey: Chad Henne will start Sunday. #Jaguars

— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) November 19, 2012

The team is officially listing Gabbert as questionable for Week 12. 

Mularkey said Gabbert will be listed as questionable with arm injury. #Jaguars

— Jacksonville Jaguars (@jaguars) November 19, 2012

This move shouldn't come as a huge surprise. The Jaguars had their best game of the season last week, and Henne actually brought rookie receiver Justin Blackmon to life. 



Eugene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union is reporting that the Jaguars are saying Gabbert is questionable to return:

Gabbert downgraded to questionable, wonder if the TD drive had anything to do with it.

— Eugene Frenette (@GeneFrenette) November 18, 2012

The touchdown drive that Frenette is referring to came shortly after Gabbert left. Chad Henne hooked up with Marcedes Lewis to tie the score 7-7 in the first quarter. 

According to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, Gabbert had problems warming up:

On sideline, Gabbert tried to throw, but stopped mid-wind up and gave up the football.

— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) November 18, 2012

Gabbert has had some good moments this season but is still working on putting everything together. He is completing 58 percent of his passes with nine touchdowns and six interceptions in nine games so far. 

The Jaguars entered Sunday's game with a 1-8 record, tied with Kansas City for the worst mark in the NFL. They have lost their last two games by 17 points and have failed to score more than 15 points since Week 7 (not including this game). 

We will keep you updated on Gabbert's status for the game against Houston as more information becomes available.