Friday, August 2, 2013

Blaine Gabbert Ankle Sprain Not Serious

Fortunately for the Jacksonville Jaguars, quarterback Blaine Gabbert's ankle sprain is not serious. 
Gabbert was taken off the field Monday with an ankle sprain after veteran guard Uche Nwaneri stepped on Gabbert's ankle while trying to move to pick up a stunting defensive end. Gabbert immediately fell to the ground and slammed his helmet against the grass in frustration. Oh my, temper, temper. 
Gabbert later participated in the team's walk-through later that night. Coach Gus Bradley called the injury a "freak deal." 
Gabbert is a former first-round draft pick and is competing against Chad Henne for the Jaguar's starting quarterback position. He played his whole rookie season in 2011 with a nagging toe injury and missed the final six games of last season with an injury to his right forearm. He has also played through a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder.
Gabbert threw for 1,662 yards last season on 58.3 percent with nine touchdowns and six picks before his season was ended. This was a vast improvement over his rookie season, when he was sacked 40 times and fumbled 14 times- a league high- while completing just 50.8 percent of his passes.
Before the accident, Gabbert was playing good football, one of his best so far in training camp. Two days after a practice that included several botched snaps, Gabbert completed 11 of 15 passes in 11-on-11 drills on Monday. The overall feeling is that things were headed in Gabbert's direction, but the injury puts a damper on his chances.
References: SB Nation and ESPN.
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