Blaine Gabbert told reporters that he expects to practice on Wednesday and player against the Packers this weekend.
Gabbert is dealing with a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder, but has been confident that he’ll be able to suit up in spite of the injury.
It’s hard to say that this team would have had much of a shot on the road against Green Bay had they been 100 percent healthy, but without Maurice Jones-Drew and with a banged up quarterback, it seems even more unlikely that they’ll be able to keep this game competitive.
Florio’s source adds that Gabbert is willing to do so, but he could be prevented from suiting up if the doctors decide that it’s just a bad idea.
Chad Henne didn’t look great in relief of Gabbert, so it’s hard to say that they will have much a chance in this game one way or the other.
According to a source, the results of an MRI taken of Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert‘s non-throwing shoulder showed he suffered a torn labrum during Sunday’s loss to the Raiders, per ESPN’s Ed Werder.
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) October 23, 2012
Gabbert’s status for Sunday’s game in Green Bay will won’t be known until after he visits with specialist Dr. James Andrews, were he will be given a second opinion, later Tuesday. Since he suffered an injury to his non-throwing shoulder, there is the possibility Gabbert could play through it. If Gabbert can’t suit up and play, look for Chad Henne to fill in. As Gabbert’s replacement last Sunday, Henne was nine for 20 with 71 yards passing. ————————————————————————————————————- Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey expects quarterback Blaine Gabbert to be ready to play Sunday, per John Oehser.
Mularkey went on to say later that there’s a chance that Gabbert won’t miss any reps in practice. It sounds as though Gabbert avoided a serious injury to his non-throwing shoulder. The Jaguars are going to need Gabbert and they’ll need him to step-up in a big way as Maurice Jones-Drew could potentially be out for a long period of time.